Delaware House Panel Advances Marriage Equality Bill


The Delaware House Administration Committee has voted 4-1 to advance HB75, a marriage equality bill to the House floor.

Delaware residents can contact lawmakers through Equality Delaware.

The legislation was introduced last week by Delaware State Rep. Melanie George Smith (D-Bear).

Governor Jack Markell has promised to sign a bill if it hits his desk.

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  1. SCOTUS, are you listening?

    Posted by: Clayton | Apr 17, 2013 5:03:59 PM

  2. Anyone know how many more hoops this has to go through?

    Posted by: JP | Apr 17, 2013 6:13:56 PM

  3. Good.

    Illinois, Hawaii, and other states have disappointed us these last months. Let's hope Delaware does the right thing. I'm optimistic. This is a positive first step.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Apr 17, 2013 6:37:05 PM

  4. Hopefully this will make it through. The marriage equality movement is winning the battle, state-by-state.

    Posted by: | Apr 17, 2013 9:05:39 PM

  5. JP: after the house Committee hearing, it goes to the House where there seems to be the numbers to pass it through, after that there are Senate hearings and a Senate vote. The Senate is the touchy part where 3 democrats are on the fence.

    The article here failed to mention that it was expected to have a 3-2 vote in committee and we were surprised by a changed vote 4-1. Personally I believe she changed her vote when DuPont one of Delawares largest employers spoke at the hearing giving clear and concise numbers.

    Posted by: Patrick | Apr 18, 2013 3:11:26 PM

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