New Hampshire maintains strong momentum for “Summer for Marriage”
July 16, 2010
For all the funds NOM continues to pour into its summer for marriage efforts their attendance appear to be lackluster. In contrast, our active event participants and speakers continue to galvanize state supporters with personal stories and calls to further action while effectively showing New Hampshire’s citizens what marriage really looks like.
Highlights from the days proceeding include:
- Speaking about the “Summer for Marriage” rally, Mo Baxley, executive director of the New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition said: “The people of New Hampshire have demonstrated time after time that they are not bigots and will not condone discrimination.
“After six months of marriage equality in New Hampshire, the sun still rises in the east and sets in the west. And truth be told, most people have seen no impact on their lives at all,” she further quipped.
- State pride in its progressive values was palpable throughout the event. Rep. David Pierce, D-Hanover summarized that overarching sentiment saying, “New Hampshire has a two- century tradition of live free or die. The other side feels so threatened by something that is not a threat.”
Today the “Summer for Marriage” tour stops in Providence, RI. Check out Monday’s blog for further reports from the tour.
Upcoming events for the “Summer for Marriage” tour:
July 17th - Albany, NY
11.30am-1:30pm, “Alternate Wedding Reception” Picnic for couples and families who support the freedom to marry.
July 20th - Trenton, NJ
11:30am, Join Garden State Equality, Lambda Legal and the National Association of Social Workers-New Jersey at a special town meeting on marriage equality starring families from across New Jersey followed by lunch.
July 23 – Columbus, OH
12:00pm-1:00pm, Press Conference with elected officials.
July 24 – Lima, OH
12:00pm-1:00pm, Special guest Sue Doerfer, Equality Ohio Executive Director, will share with us Equality Ohio’s vision for advancing.
Additional events are planned through mid-August. Stay tuned - and visit http://www.freedomtomarry.org/ - for more details as they become available.