New Hampshire
New Hampshire

September 5, 2007

CACR1: Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage

Representatives Dudley D. Dumaine (R), James F. Headd (R), Daniel C. Itse (R), Nancy J. Elliot (R), and Laurie J. Boyce (R)

CACR1 would allow New Hampshire citizens to vote in November 2008 on whether to amend the New Hampshire Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.


1/4/2007(House) Introduced and referred to Judiciary Committee
2/1/2007(House) Public Hearing, Representatives Hall 10 a.m.
3/9/2007(House) Subcommittee Work Session: 10 a.m., Legislative Office Building 208
3/19/2007(House) Subcommittee Work Session: 9:04 a.m., Legislative Office Building 208
3/22/2007(House) Executive Session: 10 a.m., Legislative Office Building 208
3/22/2007(House) Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for March 27th (Vote 14-6, Roll Call)
3/28/2007(House) Rep Serlin: Lay on Table, Roll Call 197-155, Lacking the Required 3/5 Vote
3/28/2007(House) Inexpedient to Legislate: Motion Adopted, Roll Call 233-124

HSLDA's Position:
Support. Homeschooling is based on parental rights that are derived from a number of sources including “western civilization concepts of the family as a unit with broad parental authority over minor children…” [See United States Supreme Court case Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000)]. An attack on these sensibilities erodes parental rights and the foundation for home education, and it is an indirect attack on homeschooling.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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