Friday, December 14, 2007

Oh, You Go, New Hampshire!

Last time I checked the Division of Elections website for Florida, the self-appointed protectors of marriage were a little under a 1,000 verified signatures away from putting their amendment on the ballot in 2008. . my formerly very conservative native state of New Hampshire...check out what the New Year will bring! Someone ought to do a seance and see what William and Whacky Nacky Loeb of the Manchester Union Leader think of this!! Hahahahahahaha!:

Beginning January 1, 2008, RSA Chapter 457-A, entitled “CivilUnions,” will go into effect. New Hampshire Justices of the Peace are then authorized to perform civil union ceremonies for the first time.
In celebration of this historic change, a group civil union ceremonyis planned for New Year’s Eve on the State House steps in Concord.Organizers State Representative Gail Morrison, Sanbornton and Jen Major, Gilmanton indicate that same gendered couples who previously have obtained their licenses from their town or city clerks and who have arranged to participate will gather and register on the State House Plaza beginning at 11:00 p.m. The actual vows will begin precisely as the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2008.
Rev. Mary Wellemeyer, Manchester, will perform the shared portion ofthe ceremony. Additional justices or clergy are sought to assistcouples wishing to exchange individualized vows as well. Readingsand music are being planned for the celebration.Those who wish to receive forms so that they may participate should contact Gail Morrison, 286-4596, or Jen Major, 455-5628, or they may email request for pre-registration form to before December 22.

1 comment:

Mom said...

I am so glad you picked this up. I am glad I sent it to you. I hope a number of your pals see it and some that don't understand that NH is very progressive on this issue.