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Committee Protects Sex Buyers Instead of Children

“This [bill] is not about the johns. This is about the kids.” – Rep. Jody McNally THURSDAY, February 7th The House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee voted 12-7 this morning to retain HB 201-FN, relative to enhancing penalties for sex buyers exploiting trafficked children. Retaining the bill means it will not go to the House floor, and that the committee will make a …

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Governor Sununu Signs Bathroom Bill and Therapy Ban

The following statement may be attributed to Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director. Today, a Republican governor goes down in history as the man who signed the Bathroom Bill, endangering women and girls all across the state and giving unfair advantages to men posing as women in various competitive environments. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu’s decision to sign the Bathroom Bill, HB 1319, and the …

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Federal Government Moves to Keep Tax Dollars Away From Abortion Providers

The Trump Administration on May 18, 2018 announced a proposed federal Health and Human Services rule to prohibit Title X family planning funds from going to agencies that perform abortions. Cornerstone Executive Director Shannon McGinley issued this statement about the proposed rule. The proposed HHS rule is good news. We welcome any step that respects the conscience rights of people who choose not to …

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Senate Passes Gender Identity Bill

Following the 14-10 passage of HB 1319 by the New Hampshire Senate on May 2, 2018, Cornerstone released the following statement from Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director (cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org, 603-228-4794). The Senate’s decision to pass HB 1319 undermines privacy rights and equitable treatment for all Granite Staters. The bill will impact businesses, camps, dorms, schools, sports, scholarships, bathrooms, and locker rooms. Unfortunately, the politicians …

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Statement on Gender Policy Votes, 2018

The following statement may be attributed to Shannon McGinley, executive director of Cornerstone Action. We are saddened and disappointed that the NH House put the feelings of a few over the fundamental rights of all NH citizens. The common good was not served today. The House made two mistakes today in passing HB 1319: it forgot that all New Hampshire residents are already rightfully …

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Message to Supreme Court: Religious Liberty at Stake in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case pitting a Colorado civil rights panel against a baker who declined to provide services for a wedding ceremony in violation of his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission raises a significant religious liberty issue. Cornerstone Action has joined 32 other family policy agencies to submit an amicus curiae brief to …

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Cornerstone Team on Girard at Large to Discuss Transgender Issues

Shannon McGinley and Gabrielle Jette of Cornerstone Policy Research were guests hosts on Girard at Large 8/22/17 with guests Walt Heyer, formerly transgender; Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians; and David Pickup, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Show archive: http://www.girardatlarge.com/2017/08/shannon-mcginley-and-gabrielle-jette-tackle-the-transgender-issue/

President Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order

President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty is a small step in the right direction after the hostility of the previous Administration. Even so, the limited scope of the President’s order is a disappointment, and therefore we hope it is the beginning of a process and not the end of one. It would be a mistake to view the President’s order as a special …

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On the Defeat of Casino Bill, SB 242 (2017)

The New Hampshire House has killed 2017’s version of a casino bill, voting “inexpedient to legislate” by an overwhelming 275-82 margin. Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action’s executive director, said following the vote, “The House has done the right thing by keeping New Hampshire free from casinos and slots parlors. This is a victory for New Hampshire families. Cornerstone’s supporters are proud to join forces with …

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Governor Sununu Signs Parental Rights Measure (HB 103, 2017)

Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone board member, released this statement today following Governor Chris Sununu’s signing of HB 103. Today, parents in New Hampshire applaud Governor Sununu’s signing of HB 103. The law will support parental rights by requiring school districts to notify parents when the sensitive topic of sex education will be covered.  Parents all over New Hampshire overwhelmingly support transparency and notification regarding curriculum in all areas, …

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