Petition New Hampshire: Hands off Marriage Equality Rights

by Melanie Nathan, January 12, 2012,

New Hampshire wants to reverse two year old marriage equality law and we cannot let that happen. The U.S. is turning toward marriage equality and not away from it. If you have not signed this petition please consider doing it now. The entire country is impacted by marriage equality in each and every state. Tell the Republican conservative law makers to get their hands off our rights!

Dear Melanie,

I served as a Marine in Iraq to defend freedom and liberty. But now the New Hampshire state legislature might take away an essential freedom from my brother Calvin, who is gay, and thousands of others: the freedom to marry the people they love.

New Hampshire finally granted marriage equality two years ago. It was a great day for my family. But the New Hampshire legislature may repeal that freedom — they could vote to ban marriage equality as soon as this week.

I started a petition on asking the New Hampshire state legislature not to repeal marriage equality — will you sign it? Just click here.

Growing up, my brother Calvin was tormented for being gay. The pain he felt is a direct reflection of the isolation caused by telling LGBT people that they do not have the same rights as every other law abiding citizen: that they are not worthy of marriage.

I’m a conservative Republican, and I believe in small government. I don’t think our legislators have any business telling my brother he can’t get married. The people of New Hampshire don’t want marriage equality to be repealed, either — more than 60% of people in New Hampshire support keeping the equal marriage law in place.

So far, more than 2,000 Granite Staters and 72,000 people across the country have signed my petition. Miley Cyrus even tweeted about it. But we haven’t won yet. The NH legislature needs to hear from people like you and me who support everyone’s freedom to get married. Please click here to sign my petition now.

Thank you for your time,

– Craig

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3 Comments on “Petition New Hampshire: Hands off Marriage Equality Rights”

  1. Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill January 12, 2012 at 8:26 AM #

    All people, no matter what their sexual orientation, should have equality of rights, including the RIGHT TO MARRY WHO THEY CHOOSE.

  2. Tracy January 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM #

    Hi Melanie,

    I’ve just posted this at hopefully will gather some more signatures?

    Now something that maybe you can help ME with? I get many petitions that I would love to sign (like this one!)- but unfortunately the form only allows a person with a US address to sign? I’m not sure why this is, and I wrote to them before about it. I am a US citizen living in Australia, still must file tax returns to the US, still can vote- but no longer have an address…surely this must be “fixable”? I wonder how many others cannot have their say for this same reason?


    • Melanie Nathan January 12, 2012 at 7:55 PM #

      I think the reason that happens is because the letters are addressed to US representatives in Congress,who traditionally in the USA are only concerned with what their own voters think about them. It is even difficult for a Californian to email a rep from another State when trying via the State Rep’s site. That said if it is a corporate person and non government then the add is usually available to the overseas interested parties too. So that is why the zip code thing is so prevalent. Will look at it further and get back toyou!!

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