Politics

The advantages of New Hampshire relative to other states due to its political environment.

REAL ID

New Hampshire rejected the REAL ID (national identification card) program. Free State Project participants were crucial in securing this outcome.

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Same-Sex Marriage

New Hampshire was the first state to adopt same-sex union legislation without a challenge to existing law. Marriage between two adults, regardless of gender, is now legal in New Hampshire.

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Governor Craig Benson

In 2003, then-New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson signed up as a friend of the Free State Project. He publicly voiced his support for the Free State Project on numerous occasions.

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Jury Nullification

New Hampshire has an active jury nullification movement, which led to jury nullification bills passing the House three times. A bill finally became law in 2012.

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Town Meetings

New Hampshire has a long tradition of local control through town meetings, where town citizens vote on their budgets line-by-line, in the form of warrants.

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