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Supreme Court Cases to Watch Next Week

In light of the recent Bostock decision that undermined women’s rights by redefining “sex” discrimination to include gender identity, we’ve been watching the Supreme Court docket carefully. Early next week, the Court should issue decisions on three cases the outcomes of which could be of vital importance to issues surrounding life, health, and religious and educational freedom in New Hampshire and throughout the country. …

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Conscientious Objections to Abortion: Every Person’s Right (SB 486)

Full text of testimony on SB 486-FN submitted to the Senate Commerce Committee by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director, Cornerstone Action. Cornerstone Action urges you to vote “inexpedient to legislate” on SB 486-FN. This bill is not about health care or parity. It’s about coercing people into helping to pay for others’ abortions, even when that violates sincerely-held religious beliefs. This is poor public policy that is wrong for New …

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Legislative Update: Full House Session This Week

Full House Session February 27-28: Act Now On Two Important Bills! Find your representatives and their contact information here! BILL: HB 289, Repeal of Law About Recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in Public Schools WHEN: The vote could occur on either day of the House session, Wednesday, February 27 or Thursday, February 28. CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED to the bill, and therefore in favor of the “inexpedient to legislate” recommendation from the committee. …

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A Fitting Fate for Bill Full of Hostility to Religion (HB 289)

In a few days, the New Hampshire House will vote on a bill regarding prayer in New Hampshire schools. The House is likely to follow the Education Committee’s recommendation of “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL) for HB 289. Less likely is a House debate on the reason for the ITL: the Democratic majority on the Education committee preferred to kill the bill altogether rather than …

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Legislative Update- February 3rd

Legislative Update for week of February 4th- 9th During the Legislative Session, watch your inbox every Saturday for our Legislative Update for the upcoming week, including new bills introduced, updates to legislation in commitee and how you can act!   NEW BILLS THIS WEEK: HB632, HB481 UPDATE ON BILLS: HB201, HB383, HB289 HB189 BILL: HB 632-FN Education Tax Credit RepealWHEN: Public Hearing Tuesday, February 5 11:00 a.m; Legislative …

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Reaffirm Religious Liberty in NH Schools

Op-Ed by Cornerstone Attorney Christopher Jay Update: This op-ed published in the Union Leader, February 5th 2019 Prayer in public schools is a provocative issue: an unpredictable mix of principle, personal, and practical. This volatile conversation has arisen in the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the form of House Bill 289, which proposes to repeal the current state law that enables a district …

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House Votes to Kill Buffer Zone Repeal

The New Hampshire House voted on January 31 to kill an attempt to repeal the so-called buffer zone law. Cornerstone supported the bill, HB 124. The vote was 228-141 on an “inexpedient to legislate” motion. The roll call is here. Note that because the motion was “inexpedient to legislate,” a Yea vote was a bad vote. The buffer zone law is a blight on our …

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House Hearings on Changing Gender on Birth Certificates & Disallowing School Prayer

Second in Cornerstone’s 2019 series of State House updates! To see the first one click here.  Cornerstone is keeping you updated on public hearings on proposed legislation regarding issues that matter to you! Remember, at any of these hearings you may speak on a bill, or you may attend simply to sign a sheet indicating whether you support or oppose the bill. You can also …

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