For Immediate Release
February 11, 2009
Contact: Kevin Smith
Phone: (603) 571-4710
CONCORD, NH – Today, CPR-Action Representative, Shannon McGinley, will testify before the NH House Judiciary Committee on House Bills 436 and 453, expressing Cornerstone’s opposition to same-sex marriages, while re-affirming traditional marriage:
“Essentially, what this bill (HB436) equates to is “genderless” marriage, which we fervently believe is detrimental to the welfare of society, especially in the case of child rearing,” McGinley will state. “While one can believe in same-sex marriage, or that every child deserves a mother and a father, one simply cannot believe both. When adult desires for acceptance conflict with the needs of children, the social science is squarely on the side of children. Thus, we encourage you to consider the social and biological needs of children to be raised within the context of a married mother and father when you are asked to vote on same sex marriage bills this session.”
Cornerstone Policy Research Executive Director, Kevin Smith, added, “We fully realize that the debate over these bills is going to be a marathon, and as such, we are fully prepared to ensure that the traditional definition of marriage is protected in the State of New Hampshire. We have been enlisting the resources of various local and national organizations in order to adequately educate the citizenry and law-makers over the coming months.”
CPR-Action is the legislative advocacy arm of Cornerstone Policy Research.
Cornerstone Policy Research is a non-partisan, non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the preservation of strong families, limited government and free markets.