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Making a Point About Same-sex Marriage, with Humor

So-called anti-left-handed-marriage activists hold rally.

Sometimes, you have to be blunt to make a point.

And that’s what state Rep. , R-Canterbury, is trying to do in the same-sex marriage repeal debate. Cohn, a liberty-minded Republican with a wry sense of humor, has sponsored an amendment to the traditional marriage bill banning left-handed people from marrying, throwing a monkey wrench into the debate. Whether you consider it a political stunt or valid point, it has garnered Cohn global headlines, including radio interviews outside of New Hampshire and a mention in the New York Times.

Outside of the this morning, a number of protesters held signs supporting the amendment, with slogans like “two lefts don’t make a right," just hours before what is presumed to be a concerning the Granite State’s . At the same time, some pro-traditional marriage advocates volleyed points back and forth with the protesters, making their views known.

“I’m using humor to make a point,” Cohn said to a traditional marriage supporter. “And when I get up there, believe me, there will be a point made. I’m trying to sway people’s opinions and using humor is one way to do it.”

During the discussions on the steps of the Statehouse, at least one other representative found the entire thing amusing.

State Rep. , R-Nashua, asked Cohn if he was left-handed and Cohn said yes. Everyone has "an equal right to marry the right-hander of their choice," Cohn said, jokingly, adding that he’s a self-hating lefthander.

Robbins countered that it was nice to have a bit of humor thrown into what is a “very serious issue.”

Cohn added, “I’m just not being lighthearted. There’s a serious side to this, trust me.”

Patriot March 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I would think more because I don't know any left handers. They must be still in the closet.
Patriot March 24, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I don't know any left handers, I always thought it was a joke about switching hands. Never thought you could really do it!
William Van Vechten March 26, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I'm a right hander, and my lover is a right hander, but we STILL don't believe in marriage!
William Van Vechten March 26, 2012 at 04:35 PM
The religious: Left-handedness is a choice. Why did you choose to be left handed (evil) when it's very clear that being right handed is the only (good) choice? Maybe we need to send you off to a rehabilitation program where you can change your choice back to being right handed, and be saved.
Kathy April 01, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Wtf is this I have 2 daughters that r left handed this the most stupid thing ever they didn't chose to be left handed they were born that way there actually smarter than my rigt handed children make highest honors cring living girls I'm sooo pissed right now I also have left handed cousins and nieces this is the dumbest news ie her heard

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