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The Unintended Consequences of Gender Identity as a Protected Class (HB 608)

Based on Cornerstone testimony provided to Senate Judiciary 5/21/19. HB 608 is yet another bill arising out of New Hampshire’s ill-advised addition of “gender identity” – a fluid, self-defined, subjective phenomenon – as a protected class under anti-discrimination law. Such law had previously protected all New Hampshire residents based on objective criteria such as race and age. Now, HB 608 seeks to expand anti-discrimination …

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Legislative Update April 29

Week of April 29th – May 3rd NOTE: the “Nope to Dope” rally scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at Hope Tabernacle in Manchester has been cancelled due to an emergency schedule change by Bishop Jethro James.   House Action This Week BILL: SB 263 Relative to Anti-Discrimination for Students in Public Schools WHEN: The House Education Committee will vote on SB 263 on Tuesday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m. …

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Legislative Update April 22

Week of April 22nd – April 26th  Senate Hearings This Week BILL: HB 383, Relative to Anti-Discrimination for Students in Public Schools WHEN: The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee will have a public hearing on the bill on Tuesday, April 23, in room 103 of the Legislative Office Building. CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED. The problem is in the details: the bill is vague (what constitutes “discrimination”?), it …

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Sex Change on Drivers’ Licenses: Changing Reality for the Sake of “Compassion.” (HB 669)

Written Testimony delivered by Christopher Jay, attorney with Cornerstone Action to the Senate Transportation Committee, April 9th 2019  Today we are being told we should easily allow change of sex for people who perceive themselves to be the opposite sex (or non-binary, etc.). The argument presented is that we should allow this if a person sincerely believes they are the opposite sex (or non-binary, …

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When adherence to Biology becomes “Discrimination”: HB383

When respecting biology and human integrity becomes “discrimination,” we’re all at risk. Beware House Bill 383, which would require the school board to “ensure that there shall be no unlawful discrimination” in any school that “receives public funds.”  

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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Speakers Well-Received at Cornerstone’s Gender Identity Forum

The Cornerstone team was proud to welcome three exceptional people to New Hampshire in late November, each with a story and expertise relating to gender identity policies. Over the course of the week, hundreds of people came to hear them and to ask questions. We are grateful to Rene Jax, David Pickup, and Stephanie Curry for sharing their stories. The marquee event was a …

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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/

DHHS Reschedules Hearing on Medicaid Rule Change to Allow Coverage for “Gender Reassignment”

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold a public hearing September 13 (originally scheduled for August 24) on a proposed rule change that would permit Medicaid to cover “gender reassignment” surgery. This would include surgery for children covered under the N.H. Healthy Families program. The hearing will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Howard Recreation Assembly Room at the …

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