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04/19/2007


Final Delaware Vote on Marriage Equality Tomorrow

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The Delaware Senate will vote on marriage equality tomorrow. This is the final vote. If it passes, Delaware will be the 11th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Governor Markell has said he will sign the bill.

Equality Delaware reports: "Several Senators still haven't decided how they'll vote. They need to hear from their constituents who support the freedom to marry and want them to stand on the right side of history by voting YES on HB75."

Find out how to do that here.

The debate and vote are scheduled for 2 pm.


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

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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.


Delaware Senate Panel to Take Up Marriage Equality Bill Today

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The Delaware Senate Executive Committee is taking up the marriage equality bill at 2:30 pm today.

The AP reports: "The measure narrowly won passage in the House last week. Supporters and opponents expect another close vote if the Senate Executive Committee votes Wednesday to send it to the full Senate for consideration."

There may be an audio link at this page when they convene for those interested in listening.


Delaware Church Registers Its Opposition to Marriage Equality with Flashy Symbol Sign: PHOTO

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Twitter user Zafo Jones shares a church sign from Bear, Delaware. Delaware, of course, has a marriage equality bill pending in its legislature.

Writes Jeremy Hooper of the sign: "Which is kind of like saying Vegetarianism > Oxygen. The former is a choice for every American citizen; the latter we all share, regardless of or individual commitments."


Delaware House Passes Marriage Equality Bill in 23-18 Vote

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Delaware's House has approved HB 75, the marriage equality bill, in a 23-18 vote.

The bill now moves to Senate consideration.

Equality Delaware asks residents to contact their legislators here.

The Delaware Senate currently has a 13-8 split in favor of Democrats. Governor Jack Markell has promised to sign legislation if it hits his desk.

Listen to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Melanie George Smith, speak today on the House floor, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Listen LIVE: Delaware's House Debate and Vote on Marriage Equality

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Debate on a marriage equality bill is currently underway in Delaware's House of Representatives.

Listen live HERE.


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