Delaware, USA: Unions Join Push for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on February 21st, 2013

DelawareAnother big group joins the push for gay marriage in Delaware – the state’s unions, which together represent more than 40,000 workers. News Works reports:

The Delaware State AFL-CIO, The Delaware Building and Construction Trades Council and the Delaware Public Employees Council 81-AFSCME have all voted to support a marriage equality bill when it’s introduced in the General Assembly. AFSCME Executive Director Michael Begatto called on state lawmakers to pass a bill this year. “We represent all working families, not just some families. We believe all Delawareans should be treated fairly, including to have the freedom to marry the person they love.” Equality Delaware’s Lisa Goodman says a bill approving marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly in its current session. “This type of support makes it clearer every day that this is the year for marriage equality in Delaware.”

Just last month, Governor Markell indicated support for the bill in his Inaugural Speech.


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