Tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 17, the New Hampshire House will vote on two discriminatory bills: House Bill 1590 “AN ACT repealing same sex marriage”, and CACR 28 (a Constitutional Amendment) “Providing that the state shall only recognize the union of one man and one woman as marriage”. Last week the House Judiciary Committee recommended against passage of both bills with a 12-8 vote. Nevertheless, the votes on Wednesday are expected to be close. Blue Hampshire gives this sage advice:
PLEASE contact your Legislators — and re-contact those who you talked with last Spring. Thank them for voting to provide equality last year, and ask that they remain firm this Wednesday.
In a nice warm-up for tomorrow’s vote, we have news that Nashua Alderman Diane Sheehan sought to have Rep. Nancy Elliott removed from office unless Elliott either substantiated or recanted the outrageous claim she made during last week’s legislative hearing. Elliott claimed that fifth graders in Nashua are being taught male-on-male anal sex because marriage equality is now the law of the land. Video of Elliott making the claim to the right.
“Either turn in the name of the ‘mother’ whose child was subjected to this alleged display of pornography to the Nashua Police Department, as required by law to protect the children, or recant and apologize publicly,” Ward 3 Alderman Diane Sheehan wrote in an e-mail she sent to Elliott on Sunday afternoon.
“If neither of those two actions take place in the next 48 hours, I will begin exploring action to prosecute for false statement, and your removal from office,” Sheehan wrote.
Elliott has since admitted the she can’t substantiate her obscene claim. Her full statement is below the fold. It’s about time that this sex-obsessed legislator got called on the absurdity of reducing marriage to nothing more than her anal sex fantasies.
Related: Anti-gay New Hampshire lawmaker Nancy Elliott pwned by realityRep. Nancy Elliott’s statement, as printed in the Nashua Telegraph.
“During the executive session on House Bill 1590 I made a statement concerning the curriculum in the Nashua school system which I believed to be true. Upon inquires from the speaker, I repeated the statement.
This statement made in the Judiciary Committee had caused some controversy so I went back to my source for the statement to verify the information that I had received. I found that I could not confirm the accuracy of the information.
I am compelled by the fact that the statement cannot be verified that I withdraw the statement I made in committee last Tuesday regarding the Nashua schools.
I was told shortly before the hearing on HB 1590 that what I later said had happened and I firmly believed it to be so. It is for that reason and because of its relevance that I brought it up to the committee.
I would have never said anything in the performance of my duties as a state representative that I did not believe was true or relevant.
I am presenting this letter at the first committee meeting of Judiciary since last Tuesday. I do so at the earliest opportunity in order to make clear I am withdrawing what I said regarding the Nashua schools.
I would like to apologize to Judiciary Committee, the Nashua public schools and its employees and the speaker as well as anyone else affected by what I said.
I will try much harder in the future to verify fully my statement.
Mr. Chairman I would appreciate your putting this statement into the file on HB 1590 so that someone looking at the file would understand my statement was inaccurate.”