National Anti-Traditional Marriage Activists Play Politics with NH Voters…Again…
Standing Up for New Hampshire Families, the front organization for the national gay marriage lobby fighting against the restoration of marriage in New Hampshire, today continued its campaign aimed at fooling Granite Staters about the facts behind the flawed gay marriage law they bought and paid for in 2009.
Just this week, Standing Up for New Hampshire Families, which recently accepted a $50,000 donation from New York City’s liberal, millionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, sent out this message to “supporters” on Twitter:
“Reality check: 82% of GOP Primary voters in NH want lawmakers to focus on the economy, not social issues.”
It was national gay marriage lobbyists and activists like Standing Up for New Hampshire Families who brazenly advocated, and lobbied for, 2009′s gay marriage law in the midst of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression!
And, as we all remember, these same activists were lobbying for gay marriage in New Hampshire’s legislature, then under Democratic leadership, BEFORE legislative leaders even addressed the state budget.
And that “82 percent of GOP Primary voters” cited in the poll?
In December, the New Hampshire Union Leader cited a poll showing a clear majority—sixty one percent—of New Hampshire Republican primary voters support a legislative definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman, along with a provision returning to civil unions. (John DiStaso, Same-Sex Marriage: Different Questions, Different Results, NH Union Leader, Dec. 22, 2011)
And, a recent NH Journal reader poll shows “seventy-three percent of respondents said they support a legal definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Only 27% say they support same sex marriage.”
So, when you hear liberal, gay marriage activists citing poll numbers that show that Republicans want to focus on the economy over “social issues”, remind them that the struggling New Hampshire “economy” didn’t prevent them from enacting gay marriage in the first place.