Thursday, April 14, 2011

Delaware House passes civil unions bill!

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“Just Civilly United.”

Looks like we have one more bit of good news on the LGBT equality front today: The Delaware House of Representatives has voted in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally declare their togetherness. From the Sussex Countian:

Dover, Del. — Cheers and applause erupted in the House of Representatives chamber this afternoon after lawmakers approved legislation creating civil unions for same-sex couples in Delaware, paving the way for the bill to be signed into law by a governor who also supports the measure.

Senate Bill 30, passed by that chamber last week, creates a civil union designation that entitles same-sex couples to the same rights, benefits and privileges under state law enjoyed by opposite-sex married couples.

When the law takes effect at 10 a.m. Jan. 1, 2012, Delaware will join seven states and Washington, D.C., in recognizing civil unions. Gov. Jack Markell’s staff said he will host a signing ceremony for SB 30 next month.


The legislation passed with a vote of 26-15.

As usual, any advancement is good advancement on the way to Gaytopia.

(via Joe. My. God.)