Friday, May 15, 2009

NH Lawmakers Likely Lynch OK

To follow up with yesterday's games of hot potato, both houses of the New Hampshire legislature seem ready to approve his hats and frats changes to the main marriage bill (). The Union Leader reports:
Speaker of the House Terie Norelli and Senate President Sylvia Larsen said they will move "expeditiously" to get a workable gay marriage law on the books. That could mean action by both bodies as early as next Wednesday.
This is really a three-fer. Lynch wants somewhat crazy accommodation for fraternal organizations who want to retain the rights to discriminate against homosexuals. He also throws in language to cross-my-heart ensure that religious organizations and their employees or volunteers don't have to touch queers perform same-sex marriages. These tweaks would have to appear in three bills:
  • HB436, the main marriage bill
  • HB310, the clergy-specific exemptions one
  • HB73, one detailing marriage ceremonies

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2 comments:

John said...

Why not just word it thusly:

"In keeping with the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Christians shall reserve the right to refuse to serve or to associate with anyone who does not meet their standards"

massmarrier said...

Funny enough, but it's more like pre-Christian OT, Leviticus. That inconvenient Christ character taught thing like tolerance and loving your neighbor as yourself. His lessons starkly contrast with the let-me-keep-discriminating folk's aims.

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