Reposted from PortsmouthPatch comes this op-ed on New Hampsire’s potential House vote today on HB 437 which would repeal gay marriage equality:
Former Ports lawmaker urges liberty, marriage for all.
There is a myth about how civil marriage equality was adopted by New Hampshire. No out-of-state organization, individual, or special interest asked me to introduce the bill – nor of Civil Unions two years earlier. No political party or group in our state asked me to do so. I did it for my constituents who had seen discrimination, and wanted to end it.
We adopted civil marriage equality the “New Hampshire Way,” with thousands of our citizens showing their faces and telling their stories at public hearings, and speaking with or writing to their legislators and their governor, asking for equality. We should be proud of that.