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NH Lawmaker Highlights Absurdity of Marriage Repeal

Rings, Marriage equality, Same-sex marriagePost submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

New Hampshire Rep. David Bates is determined to repeal the Granite State’s popular and common-sense marriage equality law, so some of his colleagues are taking a different approach to highlight just how irrational his bill is.

Rep. Seth Cohn – a Republican – is introducing an amendment to Bates’ legislation that would bar two left-handed people from marrying. It seemingly follows Bates’ logic and is a clever way to draw attention to the absurdity of Bates’ argument that allowing committed, same-sex couples to marry one another actually weakens the institution of marriage – when in reality, it’s just strengthening it.

Recent polling shows that 62 percent of New Hampshire residents oppose repeal.

Rep. Bates hasn’t just said marriage equality is a threat to traditional marriage – he’s even said gays and lesbians present a threat to the public health. Learn more about his bizarre arguments for why the Granite State’s popular marriage equality law should be repealed.

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