Legislative Update March 8

Week of March 8, 2021

This Week: Gender Bill to be Heard by Education Committee

HB 136, requiring schools to update documents and software to include the option of identifying a student as non-binary

WHEN: A hearing on HB 136 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 9:00 A.M before the House Education Committee.

CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone OPPOSES HB 136.

WHY: HB 136 denies the reality of biological sex, instead affirming the idea that gender is subjective, and the distinctions of male and female do not actually exist. 

Update on Recent Legislative Action

Bills we have been following, that are now on to the next steps. Your voice still needed and still matters! 

HB 295, relative to initiating amendments and corrections of birth records

WHEN: The bill is scheduled to be voted on by the House Health and Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee this Monday, March 8.

CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone OPPOSES this bill.

If passed, HB 295 would allow someone to alter their birth certificate to reflect their perceived gender instead of their biological sex. Allowing individuals to alter their vital records, including birth certificates, based upon subjective feelings or experiences undermines the government’s interest in having accurate vital records. The purpose of vital records is not to affirm a person’s inner feelings or beliefs regarding their age, sex, or location of birth. 

For more information, and to take action on this bill, visit our action center

HB 440, relative to the protection of religious liberty and HB 542, relative to the applicability of a state of emergency declaration to a house of worship

STATUS: Both of these bills are scheduled to be voted on by the House Judiciary Committee in an executive session. The Committee will vote on its recommendation for the larger House, either “Ought to Pass,” or “Inexpedient to Legislate.” While you cannot sign in in support of these bills or provide testimony at an executive session, the session is public, and you can watch the committee’s deliberations via youtube here.

WHEN: 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 10.

CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone SUPPORTS HB 440 and HB 542.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: For each of these bills, email the members of the House Judiciary Committee and ask them to support the bills and the amendments to them that are being introduced by the prime sponsors.

REMINDER: Continue the Fight For Life in New Hampshire! If you have not already done so, please contact your senator and ask them to vote YES on HB 625-FN!

HB 625-FN, relative to the protection of fetal life, would prohibit abortion after 24 weeks gestation. If passed it would become New Hampshire’s first prohibition on abortion at any stage of gestation. We are still awaiting scheduling of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on HB 625-FN. However, it is still extremely important that your senators hear from you. To contact your senator and ask them to vote in favor of HB 625-FN, go here.