According to New Hampshire Freedom to Marry, the marriage equality and gender identity non-discrimination bills have advanced to the House floor. Six anti-equality bills were defeated in committee. 🙂
Today the House Judiciary Committee voted 10 to 10 on HB436 (marriage equality) and HB415 (anti-discrimination act for gender identity and expression). The full House will be voting on these bills next week.
The committee also voted to defeat the six anti-gay bills before the committee.
In the case of a tie vote the bill go’s to the full House for a floor fight without a committee recommendation or report.
Representatives need to hear from you now!
Please Take Action and send a letter to your Representatives right now.
Granting marriage equality to gays and lesbians.
Tell your Representatives that you want to end discrimination and the segregation of gay/lesbian families by passing HB 436 and marriage 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.
HB436 upholds freedom of religion. This bill is about civil marriage, and leaves decisions about religious ceremonies to faith leaders.
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 their job or targeted for a “Hate Crime” due to gender identity or expression.
13 States and Washington DC already have transgender inclusive laws.