Protecting the freedom to marry in New Hampshire
October 28, 2011
As I wrote about earlier this week, the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in New Hampshire is under attack. Anti-gay leaders and their legislative allies have mounted an attack on the state's marriage law that has been in effect since 2009.
But the good news is, we have a strong campaign to fight back and protect marriage in the Granite State! Yesterday, Standing Up for New Hampshire Families, a bipartisan group of civic leaders, business owners, and residents from around the state announced a robust, grassroots campaign to protect the freedom to marry. At a press conference yesterday, Standing Up for New Hampshire Families said that state lawmakers should focus on creating jobs and stabilizing the economy, not discriminating against loving and committed same-sex couples and their families. This is an argument that seems to resonate with New Hampshire voters, who are overwhelmingly opposed to repealing the state's marriage law. (Click here to read the Boston Globe's take on yesterday's press conference.)
In the coming months, Standing Up for New Hampshire Families will mobilize fair-minded voters around the state to contact their lawmakers, talk with their friends and neighbors, and demonstrate why protecting the freedom to marry is so important for thousands of families all over the state.
Freedom to Marry is proud to be a founding and leading member of the Standing Up for New Hampshire Families coalition. We've invested significant staff time and resources into laying the groundwork for a strong campaign, and we'll continue to work delligently and strategically to ensure that marriage remains in tact for New Hampshire's gay and lesbian residents.
If you live in New Hampshire, your lawmakers need to hear from you now. Click here to send them a message.
And if you haven't already, be sure to "like" Standing Up for New Hampshire Families on Facebook.