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3/8/2007 2:31:02 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

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March 8, 2007

New Hampshire--Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

Last week, we told you that New Hampshire legislators have introduced
six different pieces of legislation recognizing same-sex marriage in
New Hampshire. This week, we are asking you to take similar action on
two more bills that would recognize same-sex "marriage." These bills
are scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, March 14, 2007. The
bills are:

1) House Bill 791, which recognizes same-sex "marriage." The bill is
deceptively labeled as a religious freedom bill because it establishes
that no religious official shall be required to solemnize any marriage
in violation of his or her constitutional right to free exercise of
religion; and

2) House Bill 905, which establishes civil unions as legally
recognized relationships.

You can see the text of these bills at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3870 (H.B. 791) and
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3871 (H.B. 905).

Both bills will be heard on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in the
Representative's Hall. The hearing on House Bill 905 will begin at 9
a.m., and the hearing on House Bill 791 will start at 1 p.m. We urge
you to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee (listed
below), and to attend the hearings to oppose these bills.

ACTION REQUESTED:

1) Please attend the hearings on March 14, 2007, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
with other pro family representatives who will also attend and present
testimony in opposition to these bills. Be sure to sign the
appropriate register and sign up to speak in opposition to the bills.


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

"New Hampshire law already defines marriage as the union of a man and
a woman. This should not be changed. Please oppose legislation that
recognizes same-sex marriage. Please vote against House Bills 791 and
905, which will erode the strength of the traditional family and
threatens parental rights."

You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschoolers. 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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