Anti Gay Marriage Vote In New Hampshire
There’s this totally homophobic state rep in New Hampshire trying to repeal the 2010 gay marriage law in the granite state. Rep. David Bates is sponsoring a bill, expected to be voted on today, that would put gay marriage on the November ballot in New Hampshire. If this happens, again we’re in a position where the majority would vote on the rights of a minority. You would think that New Hampshire would learn from the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit finding California’s Prop 8 unconstitutional. This legislation would become a lawsuit waiting to happen. This time with Prop 8 being found unconstitutional we can’t imagine wasting taxpayers money on creating a no-win situation but stranger things have happened on our road to marriage equality. We’re also dealing with a Republican-controlled State House who wants to remove gay marriage & instead reinstate a 2007 second-class civil unions law. The good thing about this backward maneuver is that New Hampshire Democratic Governor John Lynch has vowed to veto any measure to deny gay couples equal rights. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. David Bates has also tried to create structure by amending his bill to allow some 1,900 existing same-gender couples with marriage licenses to retain their married status. Sound Familiar? Wake-up New Hampshire & when you do go to the polls regardless whether or not this anti gay marriage bill is there, definitely vote to remove your homophobic state reps from office. Remember your state’s motto; “LIVE FREE OR DIE”…
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