Senate Bill 30: Creates Civil Unions Between Persons of the Same Sex

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Last Updated: May 11, 2011
Senate Bill 30: Creates Civil Unions Between Persons of the Same Sex
Sponsors:
Senators David Sokola, Liane Sorenson, Patricia Blevins, Margaret Henry, George Bunting, Michael Katz, Harris McDowell, and Karen Peterson and Representatives Melanie George, Teresa Schooley, Robert Gilligan, Peter Schwartzkopf, Valerie Longhurst, Michael Barbieri, Stephanie Bolden, Gerald Brady, Debra Heffernan, Helene Keeley, John Kowalko, John Mitchell, Michael Mulrooney, Edward Osienski, Darryl Scott, Bryon Short, John Viola, Dennis E. Williams, and Dennis P. Williams
Summary:

This bill would create civil unions in Delaware between persons of the same sex.

HSLDA's Position:

Given HSLDA’s support of traditional marriage between only a man and a woman, this bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

3/22/2011     (Senate)     Assigned to Administrative Services/Elections Committee
3/31/2011     (Senate)     Reported out of committee with 3 favorable votes and 1 vote "on its merits"
4/06/2011     (Senate)     Senate Amendment No. 1 introduced
4/06/2011     (Senate)     Senate Amendment No. 2 introduced
4/07/2011     (Senate)     Senate Amendment No. 1 defeated 2–12
4/07/2011     (Senate)     Senate Amendment No. 2 defeated 6–12
4/07/2011     (Senate)     Passed Senate 13–6
4/12/2011     (House)     Introduced and assigned to House Administration Committee
4/13/2011     (House)     Reported out of committee with 3 favorable votes and 1 unfavorable vote
4/13/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 1 introduced and placed with bill
4/13/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 2 introduced and placed with bill
4/13/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 3 introduced and placed with bill
4/13/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 4 introduced and placed with bill
4/13/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 5 introduced and placed with bill
4/13/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 6 introduced and placed with bill
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 1 defeated 16–24–0
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 2 defeated 17–24–0
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 3 defeated 17–24–0
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 4 defeated 17–24–0
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 5 defeated 17–24–0
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 6 defeated by voice vote
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 1 to House Amendment No. 7 introduced
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 1 to House Amendment No. 7 passed by voice vote
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 7 defeated 15–24–2
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 8 introduced and placed with bill
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 8 defeated 3–25–13
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 9 introduced
4/14/2011     (House)     House Amendment No. 9 defeated 16–24–1
4/14/2011     (House)     Passed House 26–15
5/11/2011     Signed by Governor

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