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article imageNew Hampshire GOPer: State is selling children to gay couples

By Oliver VanDervoort     Jan 25, 2010 in Politics
Democrats are calling on Republican New Hampshire State Representative Alfred Baldasaro to resign over his remarks that the state "sold" children for $10,000 each when "they said that homosexual couples, not married, can adopt."
Baldasaro is one of the introducers of HB 1590, which would - if passed - repeal the State's new laws which allow Gay Marriage.
The incident which has the Democratics gunning for Baldasaro's job happened during his testimony on HB 1590 in front of the House's judiciary committee. Baldasaro first made it clear he did not feel that same-sex marriage was 'right' and then let loose with an interesting metaphor.
"So because I disagree on something that's pushed down my throat, I'm supposed to roll over because, representative, you think it's normal? I'm sorry you got the wrong person." Baldasaro said, according to the website, Talking Points Memo.
Baldasaro then made the comments that have his opponents asking him to step down.
"I wanted to make sure everyone understood here, that this legislature sold the rights of $10,000 per kid under title four, when they said that homosexual couples, not married, can adopt."
"So we sold each kid to a homosexual couple that's not married for $10,000," he added.
In order to make his point, Baldasaro then compared gay couples to incestuous couples saying, "aren't we discriminating against all them?"
Baldasaro topped off his rant with, "what about the Muslims now? Everyone's praising the Muslims. They're killing us. What about them, they want three, four wives. We're discriminating against them."
Once the comments came to light, New Hampshire Democratic Chair Ray Buckley pounced on Baldasaro, releasing a statement:
"Rep. Baldasaro's remarks have no place in New Hampshire and certainly not from a state elected official. He needs to immediately apologize for his outrageous statement. And his Londonderry colleague House Minority Leader Rep. Sherman Packard, as well as Deputy Minority Leader Rep. David Hess of Hooksett and Republican 16th District Senate candidate Rep. David Boutin of Hooksett should denounce these ridiculously hateful remarks and demand his resignation.
The Granite State is a place where people of different backgrounds are accepted, not discriminated against based on their, race, gender, or sexual orientation. To make such an ignorant comment is an embarrassment to his party, his office, and to our state. Republican legislative leaders should take swift and determined action against Rep. Baldasaro."
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