After a Delaware House of Representatives committee voted to advance a marriage equality bill Thursday on a 4-1 vote, the full house is due to vote on it on April 23rd. The Washington Blade reports:
Lawmakers are scheduled to consider the measure less than a week after the House Administrative Committee voted 4-1 to send House Bill 75 to the full chamber. The proposal has 23 co-sponsors — including state Rep. Mike Ramone (R-Middle Run Valley) who spoke exclusively with the Washington Blade on April 17 before the House Administrative Committee approved it.
The National Organization for Marriage is crying foul. Think Progress reports:
So much for civil unions being a compromise. Just two years ago, gay marriage advocates pushed through a civil unions bill, claiming it would be a compromise that respected the definition of marriage and the rights of religious believers, while at the same time guaranteeing protections for same-sex couples. And once again, civil unions are being exposed as nothing more than a Trojan Horse.
Funny how they’re against civil rights when they’re proposed, and then suddenly for them when real marriage equality looks like a possibility.