Last week, LGBT activists were out in full force to support the Republican-sponsored HB 478, a bill that would radically and fundamentally change New Hampshire discrimination law to include “gender identity.”
Cornerstone was there to represent the concerned citizens of New Hampshire, crafting testimony that asked serious questions in good faith about the unintended consequences of this policy – impacts on privacy, women’s rights, parental rights, and religious liberty. Our concerns were dismissed out of hand. Without so much as a single work session to address these concerns, the committee voted to recommend that the bill be passed.
Now, a vote on the bill goes before the full House in less than 10 days.
What would this bill mean for New Hampshire?
- Any male would have access to women’s and girl’s bathrooms, locker rooms, changing rooms, and any other place where women and girls deserve safe, protected spaces.
- Safeguards for women and girls would be stripped away, increasing the risk of sexual assault, voyeurism, and privacy violation.
- Parents would be stripped of their rights and can no longer insist that their children’s privacy be respected at school.
- Churches and other religious organizations would be forced to comply with radical gender ideology.
- Women’s shelters would be forced to house and employ men who “identify as women,” regardless of the feelings of the victims of abuse housed at the shelter.
- Plus many more devastating effects to New Hampshire citizens’ rights of privacy, freedom of speech, religious freedom, and private property rights.
Every human being deserves dignity and respect. But this bill is bad policy that prioritizes the feelings of one group over the serious safety and privacy concerns of thousands of New Hampshire women and girls as well as the constitutional rights of every New Hampshire citizen.
Help defeat this bill!
Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Sign the petition to oppose the Bathroom Bill, and share it with your friends.
- Send a message to the Republican House leadership and tell them to kill this bill.
- Notify your pastor that the vote on this bill is coming to the floor by March 9. The religious exemptions in NH anti-discrimination law are weak and will not protect churches who want to maintain sex-segregated facilities. Read about how this bill could affect NH churches and ministries.
- Make a donation today to support the effort to kill this bill. Advertising and advocacy efforts can be costly, even with the help of our wonderful volunteers. Can you contribute $10, $25, or even $50 to this effort?