Governor Chris Sununu has said he will sign HB 1319, the gender identity bill now that it has passed the New Hampshire Senate.
Call Governor Sununu’s office at 603-271-2121 and tell him to VETO HB 1319.
Chris Sununu will go down in history as a gender ideologue if he signs this unnecessary and dangerous bill.
All New Hampshire residents are already protected under anti-discrimination law. HB 1319 creates special rights for a few people on the basis of “gender identity” that will affect everyone’s right to privacy and equitable treatment, impacting bathrooms, locker rooms, scholarships, dorms, and sports.
Cornerstone resources on HB 1319:
- HB 1319 and Privacy: Beyond Bathrooms
- Cornerstone Briefing: the Impact of HB 1319 on Privacy in Light of New Hampshire Law
- Cornerstone statement following Senate passage of HB 1319
The Senators Who Sent HB 1319
to the Governor’s Desk
The Senate passed HB 1319, the gender identity bill, on a 14-10 vote. Contact information for all Senators is HERE.
The fourteen Senators who voted OUGHT TO PASS on HB 1319, sending the bill to Governor Sununu for his signature:
Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield)
Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro)
David Watters (D-Dover)
Martha Hennessey (D-Hanover)
James Gray (R-Rochester)
Jay Kahn (D-Keene)
Bette Lasky (D-Nashua)
Dan Feltes (D-Concord)
Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester)
John Reagan (R-Deerfield)
Donna Soucy (D-Manchester)
Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester)
Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth)
Dan Innis (R-New Castle)
The ten senators who voted AGAINST the Ought to Pass motion deserve our thanks for their courageous vote!
Bob Giuda (R-Warren)
Harold French (R-Franklin)
Ruth Ward (R-Stoddard)
Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford)
Gary Daniels (R-Milford)
Kevin Avard (R-Nashua)
Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry)
Regina Birdsell (R-Hamsptead)
Chuck Morse (R-Salem)
William Gannon (R-Sandown)
Other Legislative News
Tell your Reps NO on Therapy Ban
The House must vote whether to concur with the Senate’s amendment to HB587, the Therapy Ban. If they do, the bill will go to Governor Sununu for his signature. The House’s next session is Thursday, May 10.
NO: to a “motion to concur” and
YES: to a “committee of conference”
on HB 587
Brief, courteous phone calls are best.
The goal of a therapy ban law is to prevent therapists from telling confused boys and girls they might be happy naturally maturing into men and women instead of undergoing gender transition through hormones and surgery. Children who are experiencing unwanted gender dysphoria, or unwanted same-sex attraction, deserve better. Don’t let gender politics interfere with clinical care for children!
From the Cornerstone website:
- Paving the Way: Judges, Children and Gender
- Briefing on HB 587: Preserving the Right of Parents to Guide Their Children.
Education Savings Accounts
In a bitterly disappointing 170-159 vote on May 2, the House voted to send SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill, to Interim Study. Opponents of school choice celebrated – but they reckoned without the determination of school choice supporters!
In a surprise move on May 3, the Senate added education savings account language to another education-related bill, HB 1636. The House will vote on May 10 whether to concur with the Senate’s changes. On HB 1636, the House should concur!
Visit SchoolChoiceNH.org for more information.
This post is from Cornerstone’s May 5, 2018 email update. To subscribe to Cornerstone emails, click here.