Today: The Delaware Senate will vote on the marriage bill
May 07, 2013 at 09:30 am
Today is a big day in Delaware! At 2:00 p.m. EST, the Delaware Senate is scheduled to vote on the freedom to marry, marking one of the final steps in the process of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage across the state. If the Senate approves the marriage bill today, it will be sent to the desk of Governor Jack Markell, an adamant supporter of the freedom to marry who has vowed to sign it into law.
Last week, on May 1, the Senate Executive Committee in Delaware voted 4-2 to advance the marriage bill to a hearing and vote before the full DE Senate. Earlier this year, the DE House of Representatives also voted in favor of the bill.
The vote comes after months of campaigning for marriage in Delaware. Equality Delaware, the statewide organization committed to advancing LGBT equality in the state, has been leading the charge to pass the marriage bill this year. Freedom to Marry is proud to have served as a lead partner on this year's marriage campaign in Delaware, providing strategic guidance and counsel on all aspects of the legislative campaign - in addition to assisting the campaign's digital strategy. Freedom to Marry was also the top financial investor in the campaign.
Today during the vote, make sure to follow Equality Delaware on Twitter as they live-tweet the vote, beginning at 2:00 p.m. You'll also be able to listen to all of the Senate proceedings take place HERE.
Learn more about marriage in Delaware HERE.