Longtime conservative activist Paul Nagy has announced a new citizen petition drive to urge New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch to veto the civil unions bill. “ I have watched with growing concern as the New Hampshire legislature systematically disassembles the things that have made the Granite State a special place to live, work and raise a family,” said Nagy.
The petition, hosted online (www.nhconserve.com) under the banner of Conserve NH reads:
Gov. Lynch:The traditional family unit is the strongest thread in the fabric of our society. When governments use their power to redefine the family unit, they water down our values and weaken our societal foundations.
Despite no discussion of the subject during the 2006 campaign and limited (even restricted, some contend) public input during the early weeks of the current legislative session, the New Hampshire Legislature has decided to do just this. By passing a law legalizing civil unions for homosexual couples over Easter Weekend, the Legislature has ignored reams of data that demonstrate the significant negative consequences of policies that demean the traditional family unit and harm our communities.
We hereby urge you to veto the civil unions measure, which ignores 5,000 years of recorded history and the will of the New Hampshire people.
Over 200 citizens signed the petition in the first 24-hours of the petition drive.
Other founders of Conserve NH are conservative activists Judy Paris of Bradford, Doug Lambert of Gilford, Carrie McGee of Concord, Patrick Hynes of Barrington, and Skip Murphy of Gilford.If Gov. Lynch signs the measure, as he has threatened to do, the organization will push for repeal of the civil union law.