Delaware, USA: Swing Vote in Senate Endorses Marriage Equality

Written by scott on April 25th, 2013

Delaware Senate Marriage Equality ChartEarlier today, Joe.My.God reported that the marriage equality vote in the Delaware Senate was neck-and-neck, with the same number of yes and no votes, and one guy, Senator Brian Bushweller, on the fence:

According to the blog Delaware Liberal, the marriage equality vote in the Delaware Senate looks very tight.

Well, that one guy just got off the fence – and he says he will vote for the marriage equality bill. Joe.My.God also reports:

Delaware Senator Brian Bushweller

“As you may know, HB 75 passed the House of Representatives on April 23 and will now come to the Senate for consideration. When the roll is called in the Senate, I will be voting yes. Where I disagree with the opponents of HB 75 is that I believe same sex, civil marriage is not a threat to the family. Rather, it can help strengthen the family. As I stated when the General Assembly passed the civil union bill two years ago, to the extent we can encourage longevity, stability and commitment in relationships as described above, marriage and families will benefit. We should be promoting these kinds of relationships, not denying them.”

It looks like we may be there in Delaware… which would make it the 11th state to enact a marriage equality law.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Mike Mel Melnyk says:

    Loved reading about the stregthening of the family unit thru the passage of this law and feel we are ecstatic on being part of history day by day globally

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