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STATEMENT: Chuck Morse Would Not Vote to Protect Marriage Equality

This morning on WKBK with Dan Mitchell, US Senate candidate Chuck Morse made it clear that he would not vote for the Respect for Marriage Act, which would ensure that marriage equality remains the law of the land. In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement: “Chuck Morse’s opposition to the Respect for Marriage Act is hardly surprising. Morse has an extreme, anti-LGBTQ record that puts him at odds with the majority of Granite Staters who support marriage equality and want to see it protected at the federal level. Chuck Morse continues to show Granite Staters why he should not be in elected office in New Hampshire, let alone in the US Senate.” Last week, Don Bolduc took the same position against passing the Respect for Marriage Act. BACKGROUND ON MORSE’S ANTI-LGBTQ RECORD:

  • From 2016 to 2018, Chuck Morse voted four times to oppose a bipartisan ban on the use of conversion therapy on minors.

  • In 2018, Morse broke from the majority of Senate Republicans as one of only four State Senators to vote against the bipartisan bill to ban conversion therapy that Governor Chris Sununu ultimately signed into law.

  • As a state representative, Morse voted against lifting the ban on same-sex parents adopting or becoming foster parents.

  • Morse voted repeatedly to invalidate the marriages and civil unions of LGBTQ couples from Massachusetts and Vermont.


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