Delaware, USA: Senate Committee Advances Marriage Equality Bill 4-2

Written by scott on May 1st, 2013

DelawareAfter the House passed the marriage equality bill voted to pass the marriage equality bill a week and a half ago, the Senate took it up, passing it out of committee. Gay Star News reports:

A committee on Wednesday (1 May) voted to send the bill on to the full Senate for a vote. Senate passage is likely since that legislative body is dominated by Democrats 13-8. Governor Jack Markell stated last month that he will sign marriage equality into law if it passed both houses of the legislature. He had stated: ‘All Delawareans deserve the same dignity and respect when it comes to their most important, loving relationship. For that reason, I am proud to support marriage equality.’

And The Washington Blade reports:

Nine of the state’s 21 senators have either co-sponsored HB 75 or publicly said they will vote for the measure. Equality Delaware President Lisa Goodman told the Washington Blade last week she remains confident HB 75 will have the necessary 11 votes to pass in the Senate when it votes on the measure on Tuesday.

Anyone hear when the full Senate will vote on the bill?

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