NH Freedom to Marry: Gay Marriage Furthest Thing on People’s Minds Right Now
Concord, NH – Today, Rep. David Bates, R-Windham, introduced a bill that would repeal marriage equality in New Hampshire. The bill would remove state recognition of marriages that have been legally recognized by the state for more than a year.
“Since when did we start taking away freedoms in New Hampshire, like the option to marry the person you have a lifelong commitment with?” asked Mo Baxley, executive director of New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition. “And why are we talking about marriage equality during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression? Gay marriage is the last thing on anyone’s mind right now.”
According to a Jan. 22 presidential straw poll conducted in Derry, NH and sponsored by ABC News and WMUR-TV, New Hampshire Republican activists say gay marriage is last on their list of priorities. One percent of those dyed-in-the-wool conservatives said gay marriage was…