Delaware Poised to Adopt a Transgender Rights Law [Updated]

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:16 am

Update (7:30 pm Wednesday): The Delaware Senate has approved the amended bill passed yesterday by the House, and Gov. Markell has signed it into law. Congratulations Delaware! Delaware is on the verge of protecting transgender residents under its anti-discrimination and hate crimes laws.  From Washington Blade: The Delaware House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a [...]

Delaware Becomes Eleventh State to Legalize Marriage Equality [Updated]

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 5:07 pm

Today the Delaware state Senate passed a marriage equality bill (HB75) on a 12 to 9 vote, positioning Delaware to become the eleventh state to legalize civil marriage for same-sex couples. The bill will now be sent to Governor Jack Markell for his signature.  Gov. Markell introduced the marriage equality bill in early April, and [...]

NOM Wrote Off Delaware Months Ago

By: Monday May 6, 2013 1:42 pm

Delaware’s marriage equality bill (HB75) seems close to final passage, with a floor vote scheduled in the Senate on Tuesday, May 7.  The House has already passed the bill and Governor Jack Markell, who introduced it in early April, has promised to sign it into law. National Organization for Marriage has apparently expected to lose the [...]

Rhode Island’s Gov. Chafee Signs Marriage Equality Bill As Delaware Senate Prepares To Take Final Vote

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 10:56 pm

“To our LGBT family members, friends, and neighbors: at long last, you are free to marry the person you love.“  With these words, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the Rhode Island marriage equality bill into law on Thursday evening. The signing ceremony, held on the front steps of the state capitol, was celebrated by [...]

Marriage Trifecta Tuesday

By: Monday April 22, 2013 11:21 am

Tuesday, April 23 promises to be an exciting day for the freedom to marry movement.  Two U.S. states and France are scheduled to take key votes on marriage equality bills.  Already this year, marriage equality has been realized in several Brazilian states, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Uruguay and New Zealand. Delaware [...]

Anti-Discrimination Strides in Delaware and Kalamazoo, Michigan

By: Tuesday June 30, 2009 1:52 am

Two more blocks were added this week to the civil rights quilt, although both with threads still dangling.  On June 25th, both houses of the Delaware legislature passed “Senate Bill 121, [which] adds sexual orientation to the list of protections under Delaware’s anti-discrimination law. That law covers housing, employment, public works contracting, public accommodations and [...]

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