14 April 2011

Three cheers for Delaware!

Delaware's House of Representatives passed the bill already passed in the Senate implementing "civil unions" for same sex couples. The law's stated intention is that same sex couples will enjoy to the largest possible extent the same prerogatives granted married two gender couples and married same sex couples coming from other States will be recognized as being in civil union in Delaware. It is not perfect but it is progress.

FWIW
jimB

4 comments:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Bravo..onward we go. Thanks for being such a good friend to LGBTI folks.

Jim said...

Leonardo,

Thanks!

FWIW
jimB

Christal said...

It's about time!

Jim said...

Christal,

It is. And that was one reaction I think I shared with some of our LBGT friends. And yet, it is also true that Deleware just recently choose a radical right wing homophobe to run for its Senate seat. She lost, but none-the-less that vote is out there. So there is something of courage in the votes by their legislature and the signature of their governor.

I think that merits celebration too.

FWIW
jimB

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