Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Marriage equality victory in Maine; now let's push New Hampshire!

Here's a note I wrote to the governor of New Hampshire, urging him to sign the marriage equality bill coming to his desk.

Please support marriage equality. New Hampshire is a state known for its commitment to civil liberties. Please honor that tradition by showing that New Hampshire is a state where freedom and equality really mean something.

The current patchwork of state laws granting or denying same sex couples the rights associated with marriage is a travesty, but until the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed, it's up to individual states like New Hampshire to decide that marriage discrimination is as un-American as segregation before it.

My husband and I, who can't get legally married in our home state of Oregon, implore you to do the right thing for New Hampshire families, and support marriage equality.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

You can send your own note to Governor Lynch here: