Delaware, USA: Senator Marshall (R) – Why I Voted for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on May 18th, 2013

DelawareA GOP Senator explains why he voted for the marriage equality bill in Delaware:

It took over 125 years for our government to recognize that only by the people directly electing their United States senators would there be full and equal representation in Washington. It took the marches of the suffragettes to finally assure that all women had the right to vote – just like all American men. It took a Supreme Court’s unanimous vote to overturn years of “inequality,” after bloody marches, and finally declare that “separate” was not equal. It took the death of a president – John F. Kennedy – to move Congress to affirm, through the Civil Rights Acts, that the protection of the fundamental right to vote was guaranteed to black citizens wherever they lived – just as it was for white voters.

Despite, the divisions on this issue that remain, my own view has evolved. I concluded that it is a fundamental civil right for an individual to choose their life partner and be able to declare that choice through marriage.

Authored By Senator Robert Marshall – See the Full Story at Delaware Online

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Debi says:

    Thank you.

  2. Mark says:

    Marshall is a Democrat. The only Republican to vote for the bill in the Senate was Cathy Cloutier.

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