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In California, a Therapy Ban Bill Stalls

While New Hampshire has passed a gag rule on licensed therapists, pro-family activists in California are celebrating the withdrawal of a similar bill. The sponsor of California’s therapy ban bill withdrew it from consideration on August 31, saying there was “more to learn” after his conversations with faith leaders. The news from California follows the failure of therapy ban bills in Massachusetts and Maine. …

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Governor Sununu Signs Bathroom Bill and Therapy Ban

The following statement may be attributed to Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director. Today, a Republican governor goes down in history as the man who signed the Bathroom Bill, endangering women and girls all across the state and giving unfair advantages to men posing as women in various competitive environments. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu’s decision to sign the Bathroom Bill, HB 1319, and the …

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Call on Governor Sununu to Veto Gender Identity Bill, HB 1319!

Governor Chris Sununu has said he will sign HB 1319, the gender identity bill now that it has passed the New Hampshire Senate.  Call Governor Sununu’s office at 603-271-2121 and tell him to VETO HB 1319. Chris Sununu will go down in history as a gender ideologue if he signs this unnecessary and dangerous bill. All New Hampshire residents are already protected under anti-discrimination law. …

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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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The courts could make the call.

Paving the Way: Judges, Children, and Gender

Could the state take a child away from a parent who does not want the child to receive cross-sex hormones and amputation of healthy body parts? An Ohio court has told us the answer: yes. When transgender identity is treated as a non-elective medical procedure, that’s where the child welfare and legal systems inevitably lead. From CNN.com, February 16, 2018, “Judge gives grandparents custody …

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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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Call to Action: Votes Coming for Bills on Gender, Pro-Life, Parents’ Rights

The New Hampshire House will vote on more than 300 bills the week of March 5. These will include gender identity (HB 1319), barring gender reassignment for minors (HB 1532), and barring taxpayer funding of gender reassignment procedures (HB 1560). Also on the agenda are the Viable Fetus Protection Act (HB 1680), the Abortion Information Act (HB 1707), conscience protection for medical personnel (HB …

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N.H. House Passes Bill to Muzzle Therapists; It’s Time for Messages to Senate & Governor

The therapy ban has passed the New Hampshire House. Next stop: the Senate. The House passed HB 587 by a vote of 179-171 on February 8. See below for details of the vote. The measure seeks to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from offering talk therapy for minors who are experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. The bill threatens loss of licensure for …

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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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