Skip to comments.AN ACT relative to civil marriage and civil unions. (NH)
Posted on 02/05/2009 8:11:59 AM PST by Little Bill
HB 436-FN-LOCAL AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 436-FN-L0CAL
AN ACT relative to civil marriage and civil unions. SPONSORS: Rep. Splaine, Rock 16; Rep. McEachern, Rock 16; Rep. Butler, Carr 1; Rep. B. Richardson, Ches 5
This bill eliminates the exclusion of same gender couples from marriage, affirms religious freedom protections of clergy with regard to the solemnization of marriage, and provides a mechanism by which same gender couples who have entered into a civil union prior to the enactment of this bill may obtain the legal status of marriage. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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For entertainment purposes Genie Robinson will be there to support the bill.
Same run at “gay” marriage is happening in our legislature today in WA State.
it is all about destroying society.
If government can define normal then government defines reality.
Next week the government will say the sun circles the earth. Why not government used to require that belief too.
It can only pervert the meaning of marriage just like
these “people” corrupted the once good word gay to mean
Sodomites perverted sex acts.
note it does NOT protect the physical PROPERTY of religions. It can still force a church to rent to homosexuals the actual physical spaces.
(the russian orthodox church had it right when they burned to the ground a church where two homosexuals bribed an old priest to “marry” them. Even though the church was scheduled to be taken down, they said the desicration could not be allowed to stand)
Bill - somebody in the legislature is thinking about NH. This bill also appeared;
Four New Hampshire state legislators have introduced a resolution affirming Thomas Jeffersons defense of states rights. House Concurrent Resolution 6 was recently introduced into the New Hampshires State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee by Rep. Itse, Rep. Ingbretson, Rep. Comerford, and Sen. Denley.
Interestingly, the authors of the New Hampshire Resolution took most of the language from the document commonly known as Jefferson and Madisons Kentucky Resolutions of 1798.*
Following in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers the New Hampshire Resolution declares:
That the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a General Government for special purposes, — delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force; that to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral party, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party: that the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress .
The New Hampshire Resolution boldly defends the states (and it citizens) rights preserved under the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Simple. Let the people of NH vote on civil unions. Let us vote on the definition of what a marriage is... It is amazing that Governor Lynch never campaigned on this issue nor did any of the Democrat pols in Concord, but they created this anyway.... Let the people vote!
They are after us dog people in NH too...
Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS)
2009 NH Legislative Briefing Summary
#4 Part 1 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ALERT ACTION NEEDED ASAP
HB 337 PUBLIC HEARING:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH AT 10:30 AM IN ROOM 308 OF THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING
HB 337: Requires that those selling more than one cat or dog per year to obtain a temporary license for $25, valid for 60 days. No more than two temporary licenses can be obtained in a year.
A copy of the bill is at: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HB0337.html
Attend the public hearing to voice your opposition or send a letter to each member of the House Environment and Agriculture Committee (see addresses and emails below).
Voicing your opposition at the public hearing is the most effective way to kill the bill (bring copies of your testimony so they have a written record of your concerns).
Talking Points about why HB 337 should be killed:
- The current NH laws regarding licensing breeders and sellers as well as the animal cruelty laws are sufficient regulation.
- It creates a new tax on cat and dog owners. A “temporary vendor’s” permit is not required to sell any other item of personal property (car, TV, pet goat or fish, etc.).
- A similar law was enacted in Maine and they have found that the 60 day term is not sufficient. In fact, if a litter is not placed within 60 days, another permit would need to be purchased.
- The legislation creates more problems than it solves. Those who want to avoid the requirement will advertise out of state or on the internet.
Members of the House Environment and Agriculture Committee
Chair, Representative Tara Sad, Cheshire- District 02
PO Box 909
Walpole, NH 03608-0909
Vice-Chair, Representative Jane Beaulieu, Hillsborough- District 17
609 South Main St
Manchester, NH 03102-5134
Representative Suzanne Smith, Grafton- District 07
20 Brookside Ln
Hebron, NH 03241-7200
Representative Derek Owen, Merrimack- District 04
580 Brockway Road
Hopkinton, NH 03229-2012
Representative Peter Allen, Cheshire- District 06
25 Seaver Road
Harrisville, NH 03450-5538
Representative Leigh Webb, Merrimack- District 02
PO Box 154
Franklin, NH 03235-0154
Representative Roger Beauchamp, Hillsborough- District 17
25 Legacy Dr
Manchester, NH 03102-2136
Representative Steven Lindsey, Cheshire- District 03
89 Marlboro St Apt 1
Keene, NH 03431
Representative Brian Poznanski, Hillsborough- District 26
32 McKenna Dr
Nashua, NH 03062-1825
Representative Susan Wiley. Carroll- District 03
222 Diamond Ledge Rd
Ctr Sandwich, NH 03227-3207
Representative Robert Haefner, Hillsborough- District 27
1 St. John St
Hudson, NH 03051-3733
Representative Irene Messier, Hillsborough- District 17
40 New Gate Circle
Manchester, NH 03102-5147
Representative Burton Williams, Grafton- District 08
222 Cardigan Mtn Rd
Bristol, NH 03222-4701
Representative J. David Knox, Carroll- District 04
PO Box 102
Wolfeboro, NH 03894-0102
Representative Laura Gandia, Hillsborough- District 27
Three Chamberlin Dr
Litchfield, NH 03052-2464
Representative Warren Groen, Strafford- District 01
17 Alice Lane
Rochester, NH 03867-8502
Representative Stephen Palmer, Hillsborough- District 06
8 Border St
Milford, NH 03055-3800
Representative Pamela Tucker, Rockingham- District 17
15 Eagle Ct
Greenland, NH 03840-2336
DOGS encourages members and interested parties to voice their concerns to legislators. Legislators rarely hear from constituents who are impacted by legislation and they need information to make voting decisions. Your experience and concerns are valuable. Take the time to let your expertise and concerns be known to legislators at a public hearing, a subcommittee meeting or by sending a letter or email to legislators.
This summary of bills provides a snapshot of the viewpoints and status of the significant bills that are being considered during the 2009 NH Legislative Session. For assistance with obtaining the most recent version of a bill, writing a letter or developing a statement to make at a public hearing, email Yvonne Nanasi, DOGS Legislative Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.