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Delaware Governor Jack Markell Introduces Marriage Equality Bill: VIDEO


Yesterday I reported that Delaware's Governor Jack Markell was set to introduce a marriage equality bill, and he did, Reuters reports:

Markell, a Democrat, said in a telephone interview that while he was confident the bill would pass, given that his party controls both the upper and lower chambers of the legislature, "nothing is sure until it's done."

"What we know is same-sex couples want to get married for the same reason that other couples want to get married," Markell said in a telephone interview.

Markell announced the legislation at an afternoon press conference, where he was joined by state Senate President Pro Tempore Patricia Blevins, House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf and Attorney General Beau Biden, Markell's office said.

Watch video of Markell introducing the bill and a few additional clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

Reports and interviews from the Delaware State News:

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  1. It would almost be funny if after weeks of RI and IL dithering back and forth and dragging their feet on same sex marriage if DE just quietly passed it and became the 10th state where SSM is legal (I say almost because there are thousands of Same sex couples in IL and RI being denied their rights).

    Posted by: KT | Apr 12, 2013 8:44:28 AM

  2. RI will vote on it by the end of the month. I expect Illinois to do the same. Minnesota will vote on it in early May. I expect Delaware will pass it around the same time as Minnesota.

    Posted by: Stefan | Apr 12, 2013 8:47:38 AM

  3. Wouldn't it be fabulous if it passed in all four states *in advance* of the SCOTUS ruling?

    Posted by: Clayton | Apr 12, 2013 9:50:44 AM

  4. Wonderful news!

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 12, 2013 10:00:58 AM

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