Delaware House Approves Gay Marriage ...

Delaware House Approves Gay Marriage Bill

There are 7 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 24, 2013, titled Delaware House Approves Gay Marriage Bill. In it, EDGE reports that:

The state House on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill legalizing gay marriage in Delaware, barely a year after the state began recognizing same-sex civil unions.

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“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#1 Apr 24, 2013
Congratulations Delaware.......now, what's the next step?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Apr 24, 2013
I couldn't even find Delaware on teh map it's so tiny. There's probably no more than 6 or 7 people living there !

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#3 Apr 24, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
Congratulations Delaware.......now, what's the next step?
On to the Senate and a signature by the Gov.

I think we'll be seeing Same Sex marriage legal in DE before or right around the expected SCOTUS ruling.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#4 Apr 24, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I couldn't even find Delaware on teh map it's so tiny. There's probably no more than 6 or 7 people living there !
Well considering your choice for an effective political party to endorse talking about size might matter.

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“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#5 Apr 24, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>On to the Senate and a signature by the Gov.
I think we'll be seeing Same Sex marriage legal in DE before or right around the expected SCOTUS ruling.
Hopefully before June would be nice:-)

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Lewes, DE

#6 Apr 24, 2013
"What benefits are same-sex couples missing that this state can’t help them with?" asked Rep. Stephen Smyk, a Sussex County Republican.

Rep. Smyk: If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down section 3 of DOMA as being unconstitutional (which I think they will albeit not unanimously), that will do me absolutely no good unless my state makes marriage legal for me. For instance, I will not be able to file a joint tax return since I won't be legally married in this state.

Does that answer your question, Rep Smyk? Your myopic view fails to recognize that state law affects federal benefits.

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Lewes, DE

#7 Apr 24, 2013
"Dukes expressed concern that society has evolved to a point where if you oppose a person’s lifestyle, you are thought to either fear or hate the person, or that if you love someone, you support everything they say or do. "Both are nonsense," he said."

No, Rep Dukes, your statement is nonsense. It is based on the completely false premise that being gay is merely a "lifestyle," which I am pretty sure means that you think that being gay is a choice and that we can all magically change to become hetero - if we really want to, or if we pray hard enough. Been there, done that. It doesn't work!

I with all other homosexuals and every credible medical and psychological organization in this country, can assure you is not the case. Therefore, to deny certain rights and benefits to homosexuals does indeed represent hatred and fear.

Face it and own it: you hate the very concept of a person being homosexual. Well, we're here, we're queer, and neither you nor your religion are going to change that. All you are doing with your hate-based stance against homosexuality is hurting children, especially those children who are beginning to realize that they are gay. This is about the most un-Christian stance that a person can take toward another human being.

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