In response to Rep. David Bates'
proposed repeal of New Hampshire's gay marriage law, Rep. Seth Cohn
will propose a marriage ban on left-handed people.
Tuesday, Bates announced that he would introduce a resolution
calling for a non-binding ballot question on whether the state should
replace the state's 2-year-old gay nuptials law with civil unions.
Bates, a Republican, stated that he
would offer the referendum as an amendment to his already introduced
bill which seeks to repeal the law.
Bates, who has disputed the accuracy of
polls showing that a majority of voters support the current law, said
his referendum would let the voters weigh in on the issue.
“There will be no more guessing, no
more arguing or debating over dueling polls, just the actual voice of
the people telling us what their will is on this issue,” Bates told
According to NBC affiliate WPTZ,
Cohn, a Republican, plans to introduce his own amendment to the bill
when it comes up for debate, possibly as early as Wednesday.
The amendment would bar a left-handed
person from marrying another left-handed person.
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