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NH Senate Passes Gag Order on Therapists, Pastors, and Others. Will Gov. Sununu Sign It? [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2018

Yesterday, by a vote of 14-10, the New Hampshire State Senate passed HB587, a lawyer-up bill so badly written that it will not just compel speech. It will place a gag order on therapists, counselors, nurses, clergy, coaches, and anyone who might be consulted (even tangentially) for guidance on the issue of sexual attraction, even as Amended. […]

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In New Hampshire, Only the Illusion of GOP Control of State Government

by Op-Ed February 10, 2018

By Ed Mosca On paper, the GOP controls every branch of State government in New Hampshire except the judiciary. But the reality is that in the aggregate the State has moved leftward despite nominal GOP control of the political branches. I discussed how Governor Sununu has moved the State leftward in this post, but there is […]

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Speaker Chandler Defeats Both Conversion Therapy Ban Bills With Tie-Breaking Votes

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2018

We have to give credit where it is due. Speaker of the New Hampshire House, Gene Chandler is not historically what we’d call a conservative. But yesterday he used his vote to break two ties in the Legislature to kill bad bills. The House deadlocked on two bills that would ban gay conversion therapy, requiring House […]

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NH House Committee Rejects Conversion Therapy Ban Legisaltion

by Steve MacDonald October 29, 2017

The Union Leader is reporting that the New Hampshire House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs has rejected legislation to ban conversion therapy on a party-line vote. Both bills contain exemptions for counseling for people “undergoing gender transition” and for “counseling that provides acceptance, support, and understanding.”  The ban would only apply one-way.

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Points to Consider About New Hampshire’s Conversion Therapy and Gender Identity Bills

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2017

There are hearings today on HB 587 (gender transition) and HB 478 (discrimination based on gender identity). The former is a bad bill from last year recycled. The latter could result in your daughters, sisters, or wives having to share bathrooms and locker rooms with guys claiming to be girls. Cornerstone Policy Research has some points […]

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GrokTALK! March 26th, 2016

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2016
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This week our special guest is John Zmirak, Senior Editor of The Stream, and our guest host is Max Abramson as we discuss Mr. Obama’s photo op with Che Guevara, a conversion therapy bill, efforts to clarify concealed carry applications, a self-defense bill, the Brussels’ Muslim ‘sprouts’ and more.  

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HB 1661 Is State Sanctioned Gender Discrimination

by Steve MacDonald March 22, 2016
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The New Hampshire Legislature is preparing to vote on a bill tomorrow that legalizes a form of gender and viewpoint discrimination. Here’s how it works. If your child (anyone under the age of 18) has wondered whether or not they are, in fact, heterosexual it could be illegal under HB 1661 for any “professional” to […]

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