This past Tuesday, several hundred supporters of traditional marriage assembled at the State Capital in support of HB 437. NH Speaker of the House Bill O’Brien spoke in favor of the bill and candidate for NH Governor Ovide Lamontagne were also present. In support of the rally, Phyllis spoke at the rally; her remarks are below.
The Republican platform highlights the importance of preserving traditional marriage. We’ve been at the forefront of protecting traditional marriage laws, both in the states and in Congress and a Republican congress enacted the Defense of Marriage Act. Our platform calls for a constitutional amendment that fully protects marriage as a union of a man and a woman.
To deconstruct the very nature of the most foundational institution of our culture is not in the best interests of our society. This sentiment is embodied in our Republican National platform – a platform of enduring principle…..not passing convenience, one that rests on proven truths and tested wisdom.
No society at any time, ancient or modern – has ever raised a generation of children in same-sex homes. We are embarked on a social experiment without any idea how the next generation will be affected. We recognize the importance of having in the home a father and a mother who are married as the ideal, best environment for children. Our New Hampshire platform mirrors these sentiments. We realize that the family’s most important function is to raise the next generation of Americans. . We believe it’s vital to protect marriages and families as the central core in society for enhancing morality, integrity and responsibility.
We place our highest priority on promoting and preserving the family as the most important institution of human development by recognizing marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman. This reflects what the majority of our citizens envision as the design for our society and our culture. In every state where the question of marriage has been put before the people, they have overwhelmingly spoken in favor of preserving traditional marriage.
Finally, to define a homosexual union as a “marriage” is contrary to what our founders and the framers of the constitution believed was natural law. Humanity is demonstrated in our complementary beings as male and female. We are designed for the continuance of the human race. Anything else is contrary to nature and nature’s God. Thank you for coming out today. Please urge your Senators and Representatives to support HB 437.
Phyllis Woods is the current NH GOP National Committeewoman and has worked for years in promoting conservative issues and getting conservative women involved in those issues.