18 June 2008

NH AG Kelly Ayotte pulls a boner on gay marriage.

NH AG Kelly Ayotte stupidly attacks California same-sex marriage law to study NH position on it, which was already made clear by NH Civil Unions. Duh. Here's the 3 June 2008 Concord Monitor story. Fred Sanford would say "You Big Dummy!"
Two days later, Ayotte changed her mind and withdrew from the case. Her office issued a terse statement and made no one available to discuss the decision.

Turns out, state legislators had already thought through this dilemma, addressing it in New Hampshire's five-month-old civil unions law. If a gay couple has the opportunity to get married elsewhere, their marriage will be treated as a civil union by the state of New Hampshire. The same goes for couples granted civil unions elsewhere. The language is clear and unambiguous.

Ayotte joined with states whose voters or elected officials have come to a contrary position on this issue - explicitly banning gay marriage. In joining an effort to delay California's landmark ruling, she would have sought to deny, rather than expand, the rights of individual New Hampshire citizens. That's a curious priority indeed for the attorney general of a state whose civil union law has put it proudly at the forefront of the gay rights movement.

Unbelievable. Astoundingly stupid, in fact. Where will she lie or waste money next?

BTW that's the exact same modus operandi she pulled with the non-press conference a year ago when she got ready to lie about Liko Kenney, Bruce McKay and Gregory W. Floyd. No one was available at all. As a former editor and reporter and former AAG I knew the Jig was up from the get-go, yah.

This is vintage KingCast material, yah.


Christopher King said...

What was Bruce McKay's vanity plate again?

Oh, I remember now.


Christopher King said...


When I went to send this to my email chain the Nashua Telegraph bounced it back for content violation:

I guess it was boner-blocked.


-Your Host.

Christopher King said...

Kelly pulls a boner on gay marriage.Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:56 PM
From: "Christopher King" kingjurisdoctor@yahoo.com
To: martha.mcleod@leg.state.nh.us, graftonca@yahoo.com, townclerk@franconianh.org, dmullen@ranspell.com, police@franconianh.org, selectmen@franconianh.org, Marta.Modigliani@dos.nh.gov, USANH.Webmail@usdoj.gov, david.frydman@leg.state.nh.us, Kelly.Ayotte@doj.nh.gov

Oh, yah:


18 June 2008

NH AG Kelly Ayotte pulls a boner on gay marriage.

Anonymous said...

Thought it was employment attorney in Ohio who assisted an A.A.G. ... not an AG

Christopher King said...


What are you talking about?

I'm talking about this:

Ayotte's office circulated the two-sentence press release by e-mail yesterday afternoon. Representatives of the office were not immediately available to comment.

The text of the statement reads in full:

"Attorney General Kelly Ayotte announces that New Hampshire is withdrawing its signatory to a letter written by the Utah Attorney General to the California Supreme Court asking the Court to delay implementation of a recent decision of that Court regarding same sex marriages, to enable states to address the impact of the Court's decision on their individual marriage laws. New Hampshire is withdrawing its signatory because New Hampshire law addresses the recognition issue in its civil union law."

Duh. What a tool.