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NOM: We’ll hold every N.H. lawmaker ‘accountable’ for pro-gay marriage vote

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown on Wednesday pledged to hold “every” New Hampshire lawmaker accountable for failing to repeal the state’s marriage equality law — all 211 of them.

Earlier in the day, the Republican-dominated New Hampshire state House voted 211-116 not to repeal the state’s two-year-old marriage equality law.

Brian Brown

“We are very disappointed in the failure of the New Hampshire House of Representatives to pass compromise legislation restoring marriage and providing for civil unions for same-sex couples,” Brown said, in a statement.

“This was the law prior to marriage being hijacked by legislators who accepted hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions from gay marriage supporters without ever telling voters they intended to redefine marriage. We consider any vote cast against HB 437 to be a vote in favor of gay marriage, and we will act to hold every legislator accountable for such a vote.”

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“This is a sad day for New Hampshire families who in 2010 had elected what they thought was a solid pro-marriage majority. They were once again let down by politicians who promised them one thing and then left them at the altar when the vote was on the line. These legislators will be held accountable.”

Many political observers expected House Republicans — who comprise three-fourths of the 400-member chamber — to approve the bill. But more than 100 of the House’s 296 Republicans voted against repeal and a number of them spoke out against the repeal measure on the floor.

Full coverage on Wednesday’s vote in New Hampshire is here.

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57 more reader comments:

  1. You go right ahead…lol

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:21pm
  2. Nobody is scared of you NOM

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:21pm
  3. Pro-Marriage=pro-hatred

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:21pm
  4. I 2nd Debra’s statement

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:21pm
  5. EH SHUDDAP.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:21pm
  6. NOM, go f**k yourselves. Holding lawmakers accountable for pro-gay marriage vote isn’t gonna do a f**king damn thing except embarrass yourselves even more. Will you EVER learn? Doubt it.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:22pm
  7. Go suck it, NOM!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:22pm
  8. Oh no, we’re so terrified.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:23pm
  9. In the words of Glinda: “You have no power here, begone!”

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:24pm
  10. Brian Brown..EAT S# HAHA <3 We Won,U LOST.get Used to it !

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:24pm
  11. isn’t sure of course, but this picture makes Mr. Brown look like he’s got a really INTENSE case of constipation. “I would advise purgatives. Rhubarb and white wine will rid his body of it’s corrupting blood.”

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:24pm
  12. I’m proud of my home state today.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:24pm
  13. Ok……

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:24pm
  14. cool

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:25pm
  15. Cool story, bro/NOM

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:25pm
  16. Yeah, NOM, you hold them accountable…all 2 of you should show up at any pride rally and give them a piece of your mind. That should take all of 5 minutes.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:25pm
  17. I hope they get bitch slapped hard in their Starbucks boycott like they got their asses handed to them in NH. Their reign of bigotry and hatred needs to end.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:25pm
  18. Sieg heil to the NOM Führer Brian Brownshirt.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:26pm
  19. Mr Brown your sounding very Gestapo-esque there or are you working for the talibans fervour ???

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:26pm
  20. Congratulations New Hampshire. You inspire the rest of the nation and show us that marriage equality is a human right and a source of dignity, not a Republican or Democrat issue.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:26pm
  21. NOM, You will soon be held accountable for questioning the human rights, equality and dignity of all people. May your narrow view of this world soon expire.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:26pm
  22. that should be something you shouldn’t feel bad about

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:27pm
  23. some bullies never grow up; Brian Brown being the biggest.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:27pm
  24. can we get his Email address or somethin so we can send him our love ?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:27pm
  25. gotta love those bigotd

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:27pm
  26. Ooh…he.sounds SOOOOO scary! I feel a triple dog dare coming on! LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:28pm
  27. That picture pretty well expresses the sanity of this movement.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:29pm
  28. Please, hold them accountable. Then they can be written in the books as some of the people that helped further our movement.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:29pm
  29. Hold them accountable… it might just get them re-elected to futher the cause of Marriage Equality nationwide.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:32pm
  30. Between this and boycotting Starbucks, they’re really on a roll.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:34pm
  31. sounds a little like a threat, hope NOTHING happens, but if it does find this guy!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:39pm
  32. Same sex marriage is a right. I hope these people are held accountable for position on marriage equality. I’ve been with y “Partner

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:41pm
  33. I’ve been with my “partner” for 40 years. How many of these so called leaders Christian rights have stayed with their “Partner” for that long?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:44pm
  34. And just how does NOM intend to hold all 211 reps “accountable”? LOL!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:47pm
  35. Waa Waa Waa! Geeze, sore looser much?!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:52pm
  36. Screw you, Brown…you big, loud-mouth, lummox!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:52pm
  37. shut up already

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:55pm
  38. All of NOM deserves hot coffee scorching their crotches.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:00pm
  39. Trust me we will too!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:12pm
  40. KMA NOM!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:15pm
  41. blah blah blah blah blah….your threats mean nothing NOM….now where is Dorothy’s house when we need her to take care of business for us? ;-)

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:18pm
  42. If gay marriage didn’t bring the state more money, do you think gay rights would even be possible? Homophobia is ignorance and these clowns need to have a one-on-one with Jesus–He taught love, not hate.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:21pm
  43. Lol. Good luck with that.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:24pm
  44. I usually would never say anything like this, but I must, he looks like he is taking a huge crap.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:25pm
  45. :::rolling eyes:::Just take your ball and scoot on home now.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:33pm
  46. That’s ok we’re holding NOM accountable too!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:36pm
  47. Go right ahead, NOM. Bankrupt yourselves. :-{P}

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:27pm
  48. if they really want to protect marriage they should ban divorces

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:41pm
  49. lol

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:53pm
  50. Sit down! You are done!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11:04pm
  51. as they should.. they should hold them accountable for bringing equality one more step closer to home =)

    Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 12:20am
  52. Um, yeah, well, yeah, ok Brian Brown. Whatever! Go get laid!

    Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:35am
  53. you want to hold the legislature of new hampshire accountable for their pro gay marriage vote? fine. you, then, nom, individually and collectively, will be held accountable for every reported and unreported gay bashing, bullying or murder at the hands of the homophobes you have collectively inspired. you have blood all over your organization. the one thing i would say to each and every one of you is that you bleed as well.

    Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 5:28am
  54. The ash heap of history is waiting.

    Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 5:58am
  55. Give the man a joint.

    Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:37am
  56. Can you see the hate on this guy’s face? If same sex marriage is going to destroy his family, I think he has other problems.

    Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:39am
  57. Cornered snakes…

    Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:42am