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Delaware Senate Panel Advances Marriage Equality Bill in 4-2 Vote


Delaware's Senate Executive Committee has advanced HB75, the marriage equaility bill, in a 4-2 vote. It now heads to the full Senate for a vote.

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  1. Hey Brian Brown: Hear that sound? It's the sound of the Unemployment clerk calling your name. Off you go!

    Posted by: Joseph | May 1, 2013 4:30:39 PM

  2. So, how many votes can we count thus far in the Senate? We obviously have at least four of the twelve we will need.

    Posted by: Kyle | May 1, 2013 4:35:49 PM

  3. The vote in the full senate appears to be as tight as tight can be. 10 for, 9 against, and 2 undecided (1 moderate republican, and 1 democrat who's being blackmailed by her baptist preacher father to vote no). Delaware residents need to continue to contact their senators with a positive message.

    Posted by: candide001 | May 1, 2013 4:42:09 PM

  4. Some people I've been reading said there was only 9 publicly confirmed yes votes. And Robert Marshall voted for a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality in '09 although he did also vote for the civil unions bill in '11. Has he confirmed his position on marriage equality?

    Looks like we may be relying on a Republican to see marriage equality in Delaware given I read Hall-Long is a lean NO vote because her church community doesn't want her to vote for equality. Hopefully everything works out.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | May 1, 2013 4:50:24 PM

  5. Goes to show that a 13-8 Democratic advantage does not mean we prevail all the time. Get busy calling some Senators.

    Posted by: Kyle | May 1, 2013 5:28:36 PM

  6. In the event of a tie we'd still win, since the Leiutenant Governor would cast the deciding vote, and he supports it.

    Posted by: Stefan | May 1, 2013 5:34:28 PM

  7. Anyone know when the full vote is likely?

    Posted by: Clayton | May 1, 2013 6:24:07 PM

  8. The full vote is on Tuesday

    Posted by: Greg | May 1, 2013 6:25:34 PM

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