Live Free or Die….from anticipation
May 19, 2009
The suspense over what's going to happen in the New Hampshire legislature tomorrow is killing me. This vote is more important than tomorrow's American Idol final. So, instead of driving my co-workers crazy, I decided to drive my Prius to BWI and fly to Manchester and do whatever I can to help secure a wavering House member's vote and to watch history in Concord - New Hampshire should become the sixth marriage equality state. While some may still shake their heads in wonder about the changes taking place in New Hampshire, here at HRC we've been focused on the Granite State since 2006. Back then we worked with political allies there to plot an electoral strategy to elect fair-minded legislators in order to defeat the marriage amendment that was a real threat that year. Our financial and staff resources helped elect new leadership that in 2007 killed the marriage amendment in committee and then went on to pass civil unions. Now, only three years since they defeated a marriage ban, they are on the verge of marriage equality. Live free or die...so true, New Hampshire. I'll take my mind off of New Hamphire for tonight by watching Adam and Chris sing their hearts out on American Idol, but tomorrow I'll be watching the votes in the House Gallery in Concord. And tomorrow I'll be reporting on this blog: "Live from Concord, this is American.....History." P.S. I will do my best to update on this blog. The Senate vote should take place after 10am and end before 1pm. The House will be waiting. And in the state House Governor Lynch will be watching with interest. He could very well be our real American Idol.
May 18, 2013