Aside from the obvious on why this is completely insulting to the LGBTQ community as well as to the majority of the people in New Hampshire (who are not in favour of this repeal) this is extremely troubling. When the state Senate and House can vote to remove the rights of one minority then they can remove the rights of any minority. What’s to stop them from rescinding interracial marriage? What’s to stop them from allowing Jews to get married?
I’m reminded of the poem below by Martin Niemoller:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.