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September 5, 2007

CACR1: Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage

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

Summary:
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.

Status:

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 childrenů” [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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