Republican Ally Defends Gay Brother’s Right to Marry in New Hampshire
January 12, 2012 by Carolyn Simon
When Craig Stowell married his wife, Berta, his brother Calvin stood by his side as his best man. Craig has been looking forward to the day when he can return the favor – but a threat to New Hampshire’s popular marriage equality law could prevent this from ever happening.
The Legislature could vote any day now on a bill that would take away the right of same-sex couples to marry in the Granite State. So Craig, a Republican, has become a leader in the fight to defend equal marriage rights in his home state.
“As a Republican, it’s hard for me to understand how you could say you’re for limited government, but then want to regulate someone’s personal life,” he says in a new HRC video. “If we want to build a society with working families, we need to build a society that includes all families – not just some families.”
Watch Craig Stowell take a powerful stand for his gay brother, Calvin, in the video below. Then join the Stowell brothers in speaking out for all New Hampshire families by signing HRC’s petition urging the state legislature to save marriage equality.