Post submitted by Karl Bach, Former HRC Senior Regional Field Organizer
Another amazing development here in Delaware for marriage equality. Equality Delaware just released a video featuring Attorney General, Beau Biden. In the video, Biden says, “All Delawareans should be able to marry the person they love, the person who they want to spend their life with. The freedom to marry is the fundamental, defining civil rights issue of our time.” The video was produced by Equality Delaware Foundation.
"Attorney General Biden has always been a steadfast champion for treating every citizen equally under the law," said Equality Delaware, Inc. President Lisa Goodman. "To have his support – as our highest law enforcement official and as a veteran – is a true honor. The momentum continues to grow as we anticipate a marriage bill in the coming weeks." A poll released earlier this month showed an unprecedented 17-point margin of support for marriage equality among Delawareans - 54 percent favor it while 37 percent opposed.
Biden’s video supporting marriage equality comes on the heels of the attorney general submitting amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case challenging Proposition 8 in California and in the Windsor case, which challenges the constitutionality of DOMA. In those briefs, Biden supported freedom for all loving couples to marry and the ending of federal marriage discrimination against same-sex couples.
This new video follows other big endorsements from organized labor and U.S. Senator Chris Coons.
I’ve been working with Equality Delaware in Newark, Wilmington, Dover and Rehoboth to keep this momentum going and secure marriage for same-sex couples in Delaware. To join us at upcoming door to door canvasses, phonebanks and fundraisers visit www.equalitydelaware.org/events