Friday, February 18, 2011

Gay Marriage Repeal Hearing Video Highlights

Yesterday, the Judiciary Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives held hearings on HB 437 and 443, two bills aimed at repealing the state's same sex marriage law. The hearings put the issue of gay marriage in the spotlight just one year before the Granite State's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

Here are some video highlights from the first 3-4 hours of the hearing:

Early in the day, former State Rep Mo Baxley, now Executive Director of the New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition, notes that gay marriage supporters outnumber opponents 540-45.

Gay marriage supporters respond with cheering and applause as a committee member puts
Republican State Rep David Bates, a sponsor of HB 437, on the spot with a tough question about minority rights.

A Republican State Rep makes some rather strange remarks about gay marriage and polygamy in Canada, evoking a response from supporters of same sex marriage. 

1 comment:

  1. I was there. It is emotionally exhausting hearing people having to plead for thier equality and very difficult to sit through all the lies and misinformation delivered by the extreamists for the repeal. No one has the right to vote on weather or not some one is as equal as they are. You can't vote on peoples equality. Weather they vote or not we are still equal, the law just needs to catch up and come into the 21st century. declaring that no one can vote on equality because by nature we are all equals.