Delaware House of Representatives to Vote on Marriage Equality

The Delaware House of Representatives is expected to vote on a marriage equality bill today. Less than a week ago the House Administrative Committee voted 4-1 to send the bill to the full Chamber. State Representative Melanie George Smith, who introduced the bill, is confident it will pass. The bill has one Republican co-sponsor, State Rep. Mike Ramone, who is also optimistic about the bill's chances. If the bill passes it will move onto the State Senate and then to Governor Jack Markell, who has said he would sign marriage equality into law if given the opportunity. Earlier this month the governor spoke at an Equality Delaware rally.

"If you promise to do your part, and to ensure that a marriage equality bill reaches my desk this year," he told the people gathered, "I make a promise to you, I will sign it."

Delaware would be the 10th state in the country to legalize marriage equality.