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Issue Position: Civil Rights

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Protecting the Rights of All New Hampshire Citizens

Ensuring All Families Have the Same Protections

John Lynch continued New Hampshire's long tradition of opposing discrimination by signing into law legislation creating civil unions. The landmark legislation ensures all New Hampshire families are afforded the same legal protections and are treated fairly.

Eliminating Voter Confusion

Gov. John Lynch ensured New Hampshire will continue to have fair, open elections by signing legislation eliminating straight ticket voting, which had been blamed for causing some confusion amongst voters.

Protecting The Right to Vote

Gov. Lynch again opposed clearly unconstitutional legislation stripping the right of some, including college students, to vote in New Hampshire.

Prohibiting New Hampshire from Participating in Real ID

Concerned about the federal program's costs and lack of protections for people, Gov. Lynch signed a law prohibiting New Hampshire from participating in Real ID.


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