Cheers from the gallery greeted the key vote in the House, which passed it 198-176. Surrounded by gay marriage supporters, Lynch signed the bill about an hour later.Whoa-whoa-whoa, wait a minute: 198 to 176? Exactly how many people in New Hampshire aren't in that state's House of Representatives?! Wikipedia tells me 400 representatives, serving a state of about 1.3 million people. The U.S. House of Representatives has 435 voting members representing 306.5 million people. So if the U.S. House had as many members, proportionally, as New Hampshire's does, it would number about 100,000. There must be a happy medium. Oh, wait. Here's a mention of the state Senate:
[T]he Senate . . . approved it 14-10 Wednesday afternoon.Uh, I guess that balances it, having 24 Senators for all 1.3 million people? State governments are weird.
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