For Immediate Release
March 2, 2009
Contact: Kevin Smith
Phone: (603) 571-4710
CONCORD, NH – Today, Cornerstone Policy Research-Action began the first phase in calling the public’s attention to the current legislation before the state legislature that would legalize same-sex marriage, HB436. Cornerstone initiated a survey targeting ten’s of thousands of New Hampshire households in the state, that support traditional one-man and one-woman marriage, and asking them to call Governor Lynch’s Office to have him publicly state he’ll veto HB436 should the legislature send it to his desk.
Speaking for CPR-Action, Executive Director Kevin Smith, had the following statement regarding the calls: “It is no surprise we’re seeing the same-sex marriage issue this year. Make no doubt, with the economic crisis being the number one issue on everyone’s mind, rightfully so, the proponents of this legislation are attempting to get this bill passed under the radar with little fanfare – we’re making sure that does not happen. Cornerstone, along with our national partners, are taking this bill very seriously, thus we are committed to ensuring through the media and grassroots activism that the public is well-informed of the consequences should this bill become law.
HB436 is still currently before the Judiciary Committee in the House. Governor Lynch has stated on previous occasions that he does not support same-sex marriage, despite having signed civil-unions into law two years ago.
CPR-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.