Governor John Lynch
25 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
April 30, 2009
Dear Governor Lynch,
I live in California where our Governor was sent two same-sex marriage bills and vetoed them both.
- It was painful to have my governor say that he is better at deciding who I can marry than I am.
- It was sad to watch our friends go to Canada and Massachusetts to get married instead of Disneyland.
- It was confusing to our children to have parents who weren’t married.
- It was humiliating to have my religion and beliefs made subservient to others.
Please, before you make your decision on HB 436, talk to your wife and ask her about what the professionals in pediatrics agree: there is nothing wrong with gay marriage. Then imagine your life if you were Domestic Partnered instead of married.
Call Governor Schwarzenegger (you can do that, right?) and ask him if he regrets his veto: he has said he does.
And invoke the words of former Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus who signed the first statewide gay rights law in the United States in 1982: “It is a fundamental tenet of the Republican Party that government ought not to intrude in the private lives of individuals where no state purpose is served, and there is nothing more private or intimate than who you live with and who you love.”
P.S. I know you are a Democrat – act like one and sign this human rights bill!