UPDATE: Both bills are moving forward, but there’s still work to do.

Today the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee passed HB436 (marriage equality) and HB415 (anti-discrimination act for gender identity and expression)by a 3-2 vote. The full Committee will be voting on these bills next Tuesday.

The sub-committee also voted 3-2 to defeat the six anti-gay bills before the committee…

The committee is being inundated with anti-gay calls and e-mails.  They need to hear from you!  Please Take Action and send a letter to the Judiciary Committee right now [e-mail: housejudiciary@nhftm.org].


On Thursday, March 12th, the House Judiciary Sub-Committee on marriage will hold meetings on bills that deal with marriage equality and gender identity and expression discrimination.

See the Action Alert email from New Hampshire Freedom To Marry below the fold.

On Thursday, March 12th, the House Judiciary Sub-Committee on marrige will hold meetings on bills that deal with marriage equality and LGBT equality.

HB436  

Granting marriage equality to gays and lesbians.

Please Take Action and send a letter to the Judiciary Committee right now [e-mail: housejudiciary@nhftm.org].

  • Tell the committee that you want to end discrimination and the segregation of gay/lesbian families by passing HB 436 and marrige equality.

  • Excluding gay/lesbian couples from marriage or segregating them with separate institutions, like civil unions — marks them and their children as less worthy than other citizens.

  • Children of gay/lesbian couples are harmed when their families are treated as less worthy.

  • HB436l upholds freedom of religion. This bill is about civil marriage, and leaves decisions about religious ceremonies to faith leaders.


    HB415

    This bill defines gender identity and expression and adds it to the list of classes of people protected from discrimination.

  • Discrimination is always wrong.

  • No one should be fired from thier job or targeted for a “Hate Crime” due to thier gender identity or expression.

  • 13 States and Washington DC already have transgender inclusive laws.

    Please Take Action and send a letter to the Judiciary Committee right now [e-mail: housejudiciary@nhftm.org].


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    Vermont Legislative Leaders Announce Intention to Pass Marriage Equality Bill

    Vermont Senate President Peter Shumlin and House Speaker Shap Smith announced their intention to pass a bill to ensure the freedom to marry in Vermont. A public hearing will be held on March 18th at the Capital in Montpelier and the bill is expected to move through the legislature in the next four to six weeks.

    I am thrilled to hear this news, as I’m sure you are.  I ask that you take this time to consider how attainable the goal of marriage equality is here in N.H., and support our work today with a secure, online donation.  This piece of good news is energizing, but we still have much work to accomplish before we gain full marriage equality in New Hampshire.

    Click here to support our local work for marriage equality.

    Thank you for your support; we are all looking forward to many more victories in the future.  Be sure to keep an eye out for more good news coming from us at NHFTM in the next week and next couple of months!

    Sincerely,

    Mo Baxley

    Executive Director, NHFTM

  • UPDATE: Both bills are moving forward, but there’s still work to do.

    Today the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee passed HB436 (marriage equality) and HB415 (anti-discrimination act for gender identity and expression)by a 3-2 vote. The full Committee will be voting on these bills next Tuesday.

    The sub-committee also voted 3-2 to defeat the six anti-gay bills before the committee…

    The committee is being inundated with anti-gay calls and e-mails.  They need to hear from you!  Please Take Action and send a letter to the Judiciary Committee right now [e-mail: housejudiciary@nhftm.org].


    On Thursday, March 12th, the House Judiciary Sub-Committee on marriage will hold meetings on bills that deal with marriage equality and gender identity and expression discrimination.

    See the Action Alert email from New Hampshire Freedom To Marry below the fold. (more…)

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