The governor has vowed to veto it, polls show the public is against it, and the local GOP doesn’t seem to even want it on their schedule. But that didn’t stop Christian hate groups from rallying yesterday to pressure the bill’s advance.
State Rep. David Bates, a Windham Republican, told the crowd there is no truth more self-evident under the federal Constitution than men and women were created for each other. “Other arrangements are unnatural and incapable of sustaining the human species,” he said. The rally was to support Bates’ bill to repeal the law. No date has been scheduled for a House vote. Republican House Speaker William O’Brien called the gay marriage law an attack on the family that must be reversed. While O’Brien and other were speaking, Concord resident Marcia Blackman at the back of the crowd yelled: “Why do you hate me? Why do you hate my family?” O’Brien ignored the outburst and spoke louder into the microphone. “We must vote to back marriage for our children,” he said.
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