Posts Tagged ‘New Hampshire’

New Hampshire House Defunds Planned Parenthood

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

CitizenLink:

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 207-147 on Wednesday to pass a bill stripping state funding of Planned Parenthood and any other group performing elective abortions.

The 60-vote majority was plenty to pass HB 228 on to the state Senate, but not enough to override a potential veto from Gov. John Lynch.

“The majority of people agree that, regardless of individual beliefs, taxpayers should not be forced to contribute to the largest abortion provider in American when so many are diametrically religiously and morally opposed to the practice of abortions,” House Speaker Bill O’Brien said.

New Hampshire ‘tolerant’ legislators apparently attempt to force churches to perform same-sex marriages; Dem. Gov. Lynch promises to veto unless religious freedom provision is included

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Unless this was some kind of ploy, the following appears to be the case, as reported by NRO:

Same-sex marriage hit a snag today in the Granite State, losing in a 188-186 vote in the state House. Not because legislators object to same-sex marriages, but because they apparently object to some priest having the freedom not to perform them:

The legislature had been asked to approve language that would give legal protections, including the right to decline to marry same-sex couples, to clergy and others affiliated with religious organizations. That wording was added by Governor John Lynch, a Democrat who promised to sign the bill if those changes were made…State Representative Steve Vaillancourt, a gay Republican from Manchester, was a leading voice against the amendment securing religious liberties, saying that the House should not be “bullied” by the governor.

Gov. Lynch has promised a veto unless his language is adopted.