From NBC's Mark Murray
Will this end up influencing the Democratic and Republican nomination contests in New Hampshire? The AP reports that New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D) will sign legislation establishing civil unions in his state. "New Hampshire thus will become the fourth state to adopt civil unions and the first to do so without first having a court fight over denying gays the right to marry."
Lynch tells the AP that he doubts his signature will won't likely impact the New Hampshire primary. But, at the very least, it seems it will become a topic of discussion for all the candidates.