Lawmakers, officials and advocates were in Freedom Plaza in Wilmington today to unveil legislation that would establish civil marriage equality for all Delaware families. This would allow same-sex couples to marry. House Bill 75 would give same-sex married couples the same rights, protections, responsibilities and obligations as opposite-sex married people under Delaware law. HB 75 has over 20 sponsors and has been assigned to the House Administration Committee which is scheduled to hold a hearing on the measure Wednesday afternoon. If passed in the General Assembly, the bill would become effective on July 1 and Delaware will become the 10th state to establish marriage equality.
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