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2/28/2007 11:03:49 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

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February 28, 2007

New Hampshire--Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

New Hampshire legislators have declared war on the traditional family!
In the past two months, they have introduced six different pieces of
legislation granting same-sex couples the same rights and privileges
that heterosexual married couples enjoy. Two of these bills, which
have both been referred to the Judiciary Committee, are scheduled for
a public hearing on Monday, March 5, 2007. These bills are:

1) House Bill 235, sponsored by Representatives Marlene M. DeChane and
Robert L. Theberge, which requires the State of New Hampshire to
recognize any out-of-state marriage that is legally performed in
another state (such as Massachusetts); and

2) House Bill 437, sponsored by Representatives James R. Splaine and
Dana S. Hilliard, which permits same-sex couples to enter into spousal
unions and to have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations
as married couples.

You can see the text of these bills at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3815 (H.B. 437)
and http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3816 (H.B. 235).

Both bills will be heard on Monday, March 5, 2007, at the Legislative
Office Building, Room 208, starting at 10 a.m. We are urging you to
contact members of the Judiciary Committee (listed below), and, if
possible, to attend the hearing to oppose these dangerous bills.

ACTION REQUESTED:

1) Please attend the hearings on March 5, 2007, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Other pro-family representatives will also attend, and, if possible,
will be presenting testimony in opposition to these bills.

2) Please call and/or email members of the Judiciary Committee and, in
your own words, give them this message:

"Please oppose legislation that recognizes same-sex marriage. Please
vote against House Bills 235 and 437, which as an attack on
traditional marriage erode the family and endanger parental rights."

You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschooler. Though this
bill affects homeschoolers, it also affects every family in New
Hampshire.

You can reach the Judiciary Committee at 603-271-3184. You can also
email most of the committee members using the addresses listed below.


House Judiciary Committee Members:

Rep. David E. Cote, Chair
david.cote@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Janet G. Wall, Vice Chair
janet.wall@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Gail C. Morrison, Clerk
gail.morrison@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Frances D. Potter

Rep. Stephen J. Shurtleff
steve.shurtleff@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Philip Preston
phil.preston@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Gregory M. Sorg

Rep. Donald R. Buxton

Rep. Anthony R. DiFruscia

Rep. Bette R. Lasky

Rep. Maureen Baxley
maureen.baxley@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Gary B. Richardson
gary.richardson@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Robert H. Rowe

Rep. Nancy J. Elliott

Rep. David J. Bettencourt

Rep. Peter S. Espiefs

Rep. Paul L. Hackel
paul.hackel@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Lucy McV. Weber
lucy.weber@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Maureen C. Mooney
maureen.mooney@leg.state.nh.us

Rep. Bea Francoeur
bea.francoeur@leg.state.nh.us

Thank you on behalf of all parents in New Hampshire!

Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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