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Gender Identity Bill Passes In N.H. House

On March 7, the New Hampshire House passed HB 1319 on a 195-129 roll call vote. The bill passed in spite of messages to legislators by voters concerned about the “gender identity” bill’s effects on individuals’ privacy and liberty. In the same session, the House killed an effort to prevent gender-reassignment procedures for minors (HB 1532) and killed a measure to prevent taxpayer funding for gender …

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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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No to Taxpayer Funding for Gender Reassignment (HB 1560, 2018)

Cornerstone is concerned about public policy regarding parental rights, children’s welfare, and conscience rights. All three are at issue with HB 1560. Cornerstone Action and its supporters support this bill. A recent Medicaid rule change in New Hampshire provides background to our position. Late last July, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services sent letters to participants in the Healthy Families program, informing them that …

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No to Medicaid Payments for Sex Reassignment (SB 331, 2018)

Cornerstone is concerned about public policy regarding parental rights, children’s welfare, and conscience rights. All three are at issue with SB 331. Cornerstone Action and its supporters support the bill. A recent Medicaid rule change provides background to our position. Late last July, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services sent letters to participants in the Healthy Families program, informing them that as of July …

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Legislative Committee is Next Stop for Proposed Medicaid Rule Regarding Coverage for “Gender Reassignment”

The Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) will consider at its October 19 meeting a rule proposed by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that would make “gender reassignment” a covered service for minors and adults under New Hampshire’s Medicaid program. The meeting on Thursday, October 19, is open to the public. It will be held at 9 a.m. in …

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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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