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Entire Congressional Delegation from Delaware Supports Marriage Equality

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and Representative John Carney (D-DE)Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and Representative John Carney (D-DE) have both publicly expressed their support for marriage equality. Alongside the support of Senator Christopher Coons, the entire Congressional delegation from Delaware now supports marriage equality.

In a post to Facebook, Senator Carper writes:

“Through my prayers and conversations with my family and countless friends and Delawareans, I've been reminded of the power of one of my core values: the Golden Rule. It calls on us to treat others as we want to be treated. That means, to me, that all Americans ultimately should be free to marry the people they love and intend to share their lives with, regardless of their sexual orientation”

Congressman Carney reflected on what marriage has meant to him in a post on his website:

“For over a generation, we as a society have honored the truth that separate is not equal. On the surface, this may just sound like a debate about words. But marriage is also symbolic -- it gives honor to a lifelong partnership in a way that civil unions do not. This June, I will be married 20 years. I know that marriage is about commitment, love, and mutual respect.

“All Delawareans should have the privilege of participating in this institution.”

Following yesterday’s announcement of support by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, 49 senators now publicly support marriage equality, including 46 Democrats, two Independents and one Republican.

HRC has been proud to partner with Equality Delaware in the fight for marriage in the First State. Join HRC and Equality Delaware in our continued work to bring marriage equality to Delaware. Sign the petition now.

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