Civil Union Bill—The Final Stretch
Senate Bill 30 (SB30) will introduce Civil Unions to Delaware, providing the rights and responsibilities of marriage to same-gender couples (but without it being marriage, as that would violate the federal Defense of Marriage Act). Miraculously, SB30 passed both the committee and the full state Senate last week. Onto the House.
It is expected to come before a House committee this Wednesday (the 12th) and the full House on Thursday (the 13th). You can find out more information on the bill at http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis146.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+30?Opendocument and http://equalitydelaware.org/
We need YOU. If you have just a little time, please reach out to your representative. Many of them are already sponsors—they need to be thanked! Those who aren’t sponsors may be ‘on the fence’ and need to hear from YOU to remind them that Delawareans, by a 2:1 margin, support Civil Unions. Go to http://de-civilunions.danieljackoway.com/ to find out how to contact your representative—it even knows whether your representative is a sponsor or not.
If you have a little more time, we will be phone banking in New Castle and Rehobeth on Monday and Tuesday nights. If you have time, email Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for details. Tell him Paul sent you.