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Saturday, June 25, 2016
.@GovernorHassan Honors Marriage Equality Anniversary, Highlights Fighting For #LGBT Priorities




 

Governor Maggie Hassan Honors Marriage Equality Anniversary, Highlights Commitment to Fighting for LGBT Priorities in the Senate
Governor Hassan has Been a Strong Supporter of LGBT rights, While Kelly Ayotte has Fought to Move the LGBT Community Backward

 

  CONCORD - As Granite Staters celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, Governor Maggie Hassan commemorated Sunday's one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, and outlined key priorities for the LGBT community that she will fight for in the United States Senate.

"A year ago, the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, delivering a momentous victory for equal rights and inclusion in our nation. I believe strongly in the rights of all people to be fully included in our society, which is why I fought so hard to bring marriage equality to New Hampshire, and I’m proud of our state's leadership in advancing LGBT rights," said Governor Maggie Hassan. "Though we have made important progress, we were reminded by the tragic attack against the LGBT community in Orlando that we still have more work to do to fight for inclusiveness and to ensure that all LGBT Americans can live free from fear with the full dignity, respect and safety that they deserve."

As a State Senator, Governor Hassan led efforts to achieve marriage equality in New Hampshire, and as Governor, she worked to strengthen New Hampshire's marriage equality law to recognize out-of-state marriages and civil unions as of the date they were legally contracted. In 2015, Governor Hassan joined several other states in an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to make marriage equality the law of the land.

In the United States Senate, Governor Hassan will fight for policies to ensure that all citizens are fully included in our civic and economic life, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. She will work to pass the Equality Act, legislation that would provide explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals in areas including employment, housing, access to credit and public accommodations.

The Governor will also fight any effort to undermine marriage equality. She will support an increase in critical funding to support prevention, treatment and research in order to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men and transgender women. And she will stand against any efforts to prohibit capable, committed LGBT adults from adopting children.

Governor Hassan added, "In the United States Senate, I will fight to end discrimination against individuals in the LGBT community, stand against any efforts to roll back marriage equality and support critical efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. These priorities are essential to building an even stronger future where all people are fully included, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation."

Senator Kelly Ayotte, on the other hand, has been a staunch opponent of marriage equality and LGBT rights. In 2010, Ayotte called New Hampshire’s marriage equality law “unfortunate” and urged activists to try to repeal marriage equality. She also opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and she has even opposed adoption rights for same-sex couples.

"Unfortunately, Senator Ayotte has stood against the rights of LGBT Americans, supporting policies that undermine who we are as an inclusive state and nation. Granite Staters deserve a Senator who will fight for inclusion and progress, and that is exactly what I will do in the Senate," Governor Hassan said.  


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Friday, June 24, 2016
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2016 Moose Mountain Area Democrats, Day Lilies & Democrats July 16th, 4-7PM, Brookfield NH


Moose Mountain Area Democrats, Day Lilies and Democrats 

Saturday, July 16, 2016
4-7PM
195 Governor's Road Brookfield, NH

 Democrats and Daylilies, the annual event for Moose Mountain Democrats, will be held on Saturday, July 16th, 2014 from 4-7 pm, at Martha Pike’s house, 195 Governor’s Rd Brookfield NH 03872. Many local, state and federal candidates will be on hand. A $10 contribution is suggested to help fund Democratic efforts in the Wakefield NH area



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Seacoast Outright- Portsmouth PRIDE Today Saturday, June 25th




PORTSMOUTH PRIDE 2016 HIGHLIGHTS:


Pride March [Portsmouth Public Library Lawn | Assemble at 1pm]


Main Event [Market Square | 2pm-4pm]

   Speakers & Live Music 

   Pride T-Shirts for Sale

   Nonprofit Resource Booths


Out&About [Portsmouth | 4-10pm]

       Get out around town and enjoy Pride Day specials

       at your favorite local business and restaurants.


After Party (21+) [Birdseye Lounge | 6-8pm]


Youth Post-Party (21 & under) [One Vaughan St. | 6-8pm]

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2016 NH Progressive Summit Today Sat. June 25th- Standing on the Brink


2016 NH Progressive Summit Agenda
Standing on the Brink

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

8:00 a.m.                     Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.                     Welcome & Opening
9:15 a.m.                       Keynote Speaker
10:00 a.m.                   Ignite Presentations
10:45 a.m.                    Break
11 a.m. – 12 noon        Workshop #1
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.        Lunch & Gubernatorial Forum
1:45 – 3:15 p.m.           Workshop #2
3:30 – 5 p.m.              Workshop #3
 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.        Closing & Social Hour


The NH Progressive Summit will be hosted at Southern NH University in Manchester. Register at http://www.NHProgressiveSummit.org.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016
Farmington Town Players- Mobile Home Sweet Home-June 17 & 18th



The Farmington Players will produce this two-act comedy, full of oddball characters, and will have you laughing and falling in love with everyone at Hampton Court Trailer Park. June 17 and 18th. Doors open at 6:30. $8.00/$5 children under 12.

“How’d you like to be on television?” This question, posed by future daughter-in-law Anne, takes Loff DuVall by surprise. After all, he and May June had been running the Hampton Court trailer park for more years than either would care to admit. The last thing he’d want now is to be in some reality TV show. In fact, he was hoping he and May June could get away for a while, take a long vacation from the place. He wouldn’t have to listen to Goose Halford’s long stories, such as how his grandpa has a metal plate in his head. “The kids used to catch him asleep and put ‘frigerator magnets on his forehead,” he confides in Loff. Or having to help Lydia Spagway’s grandkid who just got her hand caught in a toilet. Add to this Rhonda DeFalco’s gossip, Vonell Rafferty looking for buried treasure with her metal detector, and Etta Frobisher’s threat to close down his business, he’s really at the end of his rope. But Anne’s idea, coupled with the fact she’s practically engaged to son, Larry, shows Loff a way out. Except that, for the show to succeed, Loff can’t leave! Throw in a conniving producer, a retired lieutenant colonel and everyone showing up looking like run-over hillbillies and Loff or May June just don’t know what’s to become of them, their tenants, or the trailer park.
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