FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2012
Contact: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)
"It's time for them to be held accountable for their vote." —Brian Brown, NOM president—
Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today launched a statewide newspaper advertising campaign to hold Republicans in the state House of Representatives accountable for failing to support HB 437, compromise legislation designed to repeal same-sex marriage while restoring civil unions for gay couples. The legislation was defeated in late March. The ads invite citizens interested in challenging Republicans who betrayed marriage to contact the NHforMarriage.com coalition.
"Dozens of House Republicans in New Hampshire betrayed the cause of marriage, betrayed the GOP party platform in support of traditional marriage, and stood in opposition to every major Republican candidate for president," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "It's time for them to be held accountable for their vote."
HB 437 was compromise legislation that repealed same-sex marriage while restoring civil unions for gay couples. This was the law in New Hampshire before marriage was hijacked in 2009 by Democrats and Governor Lynch, who took thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from out of state gay marriage activists, yet never disclosed to voters their intent to redefine marriage.
"In 2010, NOM spent over $1 million helping to elect pro-marriage candidates in New Hampshire," Brown said. "We intend to play a significant role in supporting candidates this year as well. We invite pro-marriage candidates of either party, Republicans and Democrats, to step up and run for office so that we can help elect a pro-marriage legislative majority in November. The people of New Hampshire support marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and we will not rest until the Legislature corrects the mistake that was made in 2009."
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Anath Hartmann, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.
Paid for by The National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown, president. 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. New § 68A.405(1)(f) & (h).