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!
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 Change.org 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 The people of New Hampshire don’t want marriage equality to be repealed, either — more than 60% of people in New Hampshire support keeping the equal marriage law in place.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,