Gay Marriage in NH

Gay marriage bill signed into law in New Hampshire.

:D:clapping::extrahappy::bounce::yyeess:

what a sad day for this country.

Just how much more, O Lord? How much can You take?

…before You step in, with your Wayward children?

I’m from New Hampshire. Most of the people I know are angry about this, and I know both secular and religious people!

Gov Lynch campaigned on the platform of being anti gay marriage. Now, he just flat out lied.

A Dartmouth College poll showed that forty-five percent oppose legalizing gay marriage, and 41 percent support it. The difference was within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
news.bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view/2009_05_12_NH_poll:_adults_support_seat_belt__marijuana_bills/srvc=home&position=recent

How absolutely tragic. :frowning: Does no one in government see that social biology should direct societal structures?

nope. they beileve in the pervision that is relavtism and political correctness.

At least they did it through the people and not the courts!

Hey, I look on the bright side. :slight_smile:

What do you mean by the phrase “social biology”?

if that were the case they’d have let the people vote, not rushed it through the leislature. either way just one more state i wont visit, they aret getting any of my money to support this.

Through the people? The Dartmouth study said that 45% of people OPPOSED it, 41% were in favor.

I’m from the Mount Washington Valley of central NH … and I’m none too happy about this either! At first I said good for Lynch that he at LEAST stipulated some ‘safeguards’ for churches and clergy … was disgusted that the (house?) turned it down and to be honest … didn’t look at it again till I heard they passed it with some revisions … VERY sad day. What is it they say? As NH goes, so goes the nation? :frowning:
Well, we have people in place now that’s dragging the nation down from all over, not just NH … unfortunately. I feel that prophecy is unfolding before our very eyes.

P.S. Rosaries and Mercy Chaplets ARE in order daily.

The silence from the bishop if DEAFENING!

I’m not sure which bishop you are referring to, but surely you don’t mean the Catholic bishop of New Hampshire, John B. McCormack. Here is a statement calling for a veto before the law was approved:

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“We believe that we should be doing all we can as a society to support and protect marriage, which is a union of a man and woman and has been throughout history,” McCormack said. "We further believe that trying to redefine marriage on the run, with the slimmest of legislative margins and without a robust investigation into all possible conflicts between same sex marriage legislation and religious liberties is contrary to the spirit of New Hampshire.

“Quite simply, if this legislation is allowed to become law there will be many unintended consequences that will undoubtedly lead to unnecessary confusion, litigation and denial of rights to many people in our state.”

unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=McCormack%3A+Veto+gay+marriage+legislation&articleId=83d91490-d790-4e9f-a8e9-63b5dfddd38d

And here is a statement after the law became official:

I am deeply disappointed that the bill to legalize same sex marriage in New Hampshire was signed into law today. The new law passed our Legislature through the narrowest of margins with precipitous haste and without extensive study. The law strikes a blow to the cornerstone on which our entire civilization is built and sustained: the marriage between one man and one woman.

In a manner unlike any other relationship, the union of a husband and wife makes a unique and irreplaceable contribution to the common good of society. A man and a woman in a marriage bring children to life and model the way in which women and men live interdependently and commit, for the whole of life, to seek the good of each other. Our state has an obligation to protect the unique gift of marriage between one man and one woman.

As a citizen of this state, I am troubled that those who respect and treasure marriage as it has been understood for thousands of years have been marginalized while others position same sex marriage as a “civil rights” issue. Marriage and same-sex unions are essentially different realities. Upholding marriage as it has always been understood is just and neither offends the dignity nor the rights of homosexual persons. Indeed, the New Hampshire civil union law passed by the Legislature in 2007 expressly conferred the same rights offered to heterosexual couples to same-sex couples.

ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=95877

catholicism.org/bishop-john-mccormack-on-passage-of-same-sex-marriage-bill.html

A lot of people in New Hampshire are upset about this, and especially about the governor, who has always said he was opposed to gay “marriage.” When this bill was proposed several months ago, I felt sure that the governor would veto it, and that the state was “safe.” Little did I know… :mad: :frowning:

I think Wowbagger was just saying at least it was done through the legislature changing the law… Not the courts “discovering” that the framers of the New Hampshire constitution back in 1783 wanted “marriage equality for all” and guaranteed that right somewhere in the Bill of Rights.
I wonder when the polygamists will start pushing for their rights…

Haha, well, tourism is a big business here… Last year some in the state government proposed changing New Hampshire’s time zone around… We were going to switch to Atlantic Time during the summer or something, so that there would be more daylight for tourists. :rolleyes:
No sales or income taxes here (though there is a meal tax), so you wouldn’t be directly paying the state government much.
Anyway, a widespread threat to the tourist industry might make some people think again. :o

Now they’re moving on to the budget, and how to get the $120 million they’re short on… One proposed “solution” is to build a $72 million casino in Berlin…
I wonder if the governor will change his mind on his committment to sales and income tax too… :shrug:

Sadly, a politician back pedaling on what they state is nothing new.

God help america

I unfortunately think that at this point, America has very little chance of returning to what those of us that were raised with morals and values once knew. :frowning: I’m not saying that fervent prayer & supplication can’t mitigate things, they most certainly can and we should ALL be making offerings each and every day at the very least. But let’s face it, we THREW God out of schools over 40 yrs ago … a generation ago … by biblical standards, I think we’re lucky we’re even still here at all … goes to show ya how merciful God really IS. Satan has a good hold on things and is working overtime knowing his time is getting shorter and shorter … but I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment: “GOD HELP AMERICA” and may He strengthen all the faithful for all we’re about to face.

For those who value living out their morals and values, you should just continue to do so. Become involved with other committed Catholics through Church organizations. Turn off the TV. Refrain from watching movies that send the wrong messages. Pick up a Catholic newspaper like Our Sunday Visitor. Get the Catholic perspective on world events.

Only a tiny group of people threw prayer out of schools. That same group is working today to convince you Man created God and that you are just another animal. The Church has faced this challenge before. By denying God, the work of the devil is also denied. Jesus told us that in times to come there would be wars and rumors of wars and Paul told Timothy that perilous times will come. But we are commanded by Jesus to see that we are not troubled by these things. By living our lives as witnesses to the truth and through daily prayer, we will get through this. The Catholic Church is about hope, hope for all of us.

Peace,
Ed

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