Cornerstone Comments on Marriage Vote in Towns

Says Results Show Legislature is Not Listening to the People

For Immediate Release
March 10, 2010
Contact: Kevin Smith
Phone: (603) 571-4710

CONCORD, NH – Today, the results from the initiative by, which sought to allow the towns in NH to each send a resolution to Concord on the marriage issue, are becoming clear and overwhelming: the people want the right to vote on the issue of defining marriage in New Hampshire. Thus far, preliminary results show that of all the towns that voted on the issue yesterday, all but 5 towns (each with under 100 total votes), passed the resolution. Visit for the preliminary results.

Commenting on the results was Cornerstone-Action’s Executive Director, Kevin Smith:

“The trend is very clear: New Hampshire voters want the opportunity to vote on marriage. They sent a loud message to the legislature yesterday that they simply are not listening to the people. Unfortunately, the legislature rather than waiting to see what the will of the people was, decided to vote down a constitutional amendment earlier this session. But the people will get the last word when they go to the ballot box this November.”

A constitution amendment to define marriage, CACR 28, was proposed, debated, and voted on earlier this session. It was defeated in the House, 201-135.


Cornerstone-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.

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