State of New Hampshire Archives: on Civil Rights


Colin Van Ostern: Keep NH as model for treating LGBTQ community with dignity

Include All Workers & Strengthen Non-Discrimination Laws: New Hampshire was one of the first states in the nation to enact marriage equality legislation into law. Our state has been a model for treating our LGBTQ community with dignity and respect. Meanwhile, states pursuing discriminatory laws like North Carolina and Indiana have seen the negative impact to their reputation as a result. As Governor, Colin will protect and promote equality for every Granite Stater.
Source: 2016 N.H. Gubernatorial campaign website VanOstern.com Aug 31, 2016

Mark Connolly: Fight for rights of our LGBT friends, families & neighbors

Source: 2016 N.H. Gubernatorial campaign website MarkConnollyNH.com Aug 31, 2016

Derek Dextraze: I attended NH's first gay pride parade

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Comfortable with same-sex marriage?"

A: Strongly Support - My girlfriend and I were at the first gay pride parade in Portsmouth NH last year. I couldn't be happier for them.

Source: Email interview: 2016 N.H. gubernatorial race by OnTheIssues Mar 14, 2016

Jon Lavoie: N.H. doesn't need affirmative action laws

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Require companies to hire more women & minorities"?

A: I do not feel that NH needs these laws.

Source: Email interview for 2016 N.H. Governor race with OnTheIssues Oct 18, 2015

Jon Lavoie: Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Comfortable with same-sex marriage"?

A: Yes.

Source: Email interview for 2016 N.H. Governor race with OnTheIssues Oct 18, 2015

Maggie Hassan: Instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH

Maggie believes in the rights of all citizens to participate fully in the civic and economic life of our communities. In the State Senate, she was instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH. The Concord Monitor reported "Hassan helped gay marriage pass the Senate by crafting an amendment that won over hesitant senators. The state representative who sponsored the legislation said Hassan was able to find a consensus among Democratic senators that the existing civil union law was not sufficient."
Source: N.H. Governor 2012 campaign website, maggiehassan.com Nov 6, 2012

Kelly Ayotte: Repeal state gay marriage law; don't repeal DOMA

Q: As you know, NH legalized gay marriage. Can you tell us your position on gay marriage?

A: I absolutely support and believe in marriage as between a man and a woman and I do think it's unfortunate that our state has made a different decision on that. Many of you who are out there who are out there working at the state level, or running for state office, I commend your efforts to repeal that law here in the state of N.H. and I think that's very important. I wish you all well and I would love to help with any effort to get our law back in the right place on this.

Q: If elected US Senator, would you support or oppose the Federal Defense of Marriage Act?

A: I do not think we should overturn DOMA, because it's absolutely for states to decide marriage. We don't want one state's decision impacting another state. So I would vote against any repeal of DOMA because of that.

Source: Americans for Prosperity/Cornerstone 2010 N.H. Senate Debate Jun 5, 2010

John Lynch: Consider civil unions for N.H.

I was disappointed that a commission studying civil unions in New Hampshire got bogged down in politics. I believe this issue merits further serious consideration...
Source: 2006 N.H. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

John Lynch: Encourage diversity without discrimination

Q: Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agenciesí decisions on hiring & admissions?

A: As Governor, I will continue working to make sure we do not discriminate against any of our citizens, on any basis, and that we encourage diversity in state government and at our state institutions.

Source: 2006 N.H. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

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