Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on April 15, 2011
Delaware – Late last night, civil unions passed the final hurdle in the state and passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 26-15! The bill now heads to Governor Jack Markell, who has already pledged to sign it. Watch the video below and listen to the cheers erupt after the vote.
Congratulations Delaware! With the passage of Senate Bill 30, also known as the Equality Act, citizens of that state are one step closer to no longer being 2nd-class citizens.
“There are a lot of happy people here,” said Equality Delaware president Lisa Goodman in a message to The Advocate. “We made Delaware a fairer and better place for same-sex couples and all families today.”
The Delaware Civil Unions and Equality Act of 2011, also known as Senate Bill 30, was sponsored by Sen. David Sokola and Rep. Melanie George. Equality Delaware, a statewide advocacy group formed last year, spearheaded the push for the measure.