A lot will be said and written over the resounding victory for marriage equality in New Hampshire. Many will get credit, many will take credit but from my point of view the hero of this historic win is Mo Baxley.
Mo Baxley’s steady leadership, experienced perspective and strength of character made marriage equality become law today.
I met Mo twenty four years ago when a group of us gathered at Franklin Pierce Law Center to found the Citizens Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Rights.
Mo Baxley has been a major player in every one of our victories over the years. Those successes built the foundation for today’s victory.
For the past five or so years she has served as the Executive Director of NH Freedom to Marry (www.nhftm.org). Last term Mo served in the NH House. Her work over the years has included many progressive and labor causes.
Her quiet, thoughtful approach doesn’t make headlines or demand attention but it gets results. While others often appeared to be doing their best to sabotage the legislation, Mo was building trust and relationships, bringing folks together always keeping her eye on victory.
Mo’s extraordinary hard work paid off today.
While many involved were helpful no one was as instrumental to today’s win than Mo Baxley.
Please join me in saying thanks to Mo at Mo@NHFTM.org