Tag Archives: Jack Markell

DELAWARE: Gov. Jack Markell Denounces States That Have Singled-Out Trans Citizens For Exclusion [VIDEO]

In a video posted today to the YouTube channel of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell denounces states that have “chosen to single-out their LGBT residents and transgender people, in particular, for exclusion.” More from the clip recap: Delaware Gov. Jack Markell stands up for transgender equality and combats the misinformation and scare tactics being utilized ...

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Delaware Governor: If Brewer Signs The Hate Bill, NFL Should Move Super Bowl

“If they pass this law and if she signs it, it would seem to me that the NFL may be looking, or should be looking, to move the Super Bowl out of that state. Because, you know, there’s so many places around the country that are welcoming to everybody. I’ll put it this way; I want to make it clear ...

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DELAWARE: Transgender Rights Bill Signed Into Law By Gov. Jack Markell

This afternoon Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a transgender rights bill into law hours after it was approved by the state Senate.  The Washington Blade reports: Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Wednesday signed a bill that will add gender identity and expression to his state’s anti-discrimination and hate crimes laws. “Discrimination on basis of gender identity is inherently wrong,” he ...

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DE Gov. Jack Markell Chats About Win

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell joined a Google+ video chat last night immediately after signing the marriage equality bill.

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DELAWARE: And It’s DONE

“I do not intend to make any of you wait one minute longer.” – Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, as he signed the marriage equality bill.

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DE Governor To Sign Marriage Bill TODAY

Marriages will commence in Delaware even before Rhode Island. Cartoon source.

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TODAY: Final Delaware Marriage Vote

Today the full Delaware Senate will make the final vote on marriage equality.  The bill passed out of its Senate committee last week and passed 23-18 in the House late last month. Gov. Jack Markell has promised to sign the bill should it reach his desk. Cross your fingers, kids.  It’s going to be very close.

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Delaware Gov: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

As same-sex marriage springs up all around him, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell says that it will come soon to his state too. In an interview with Reuters Insider TV, Markell, a Democrat, said he expects that Delaware will take up same-sex marriage legislation “probably within the next few years.” Delaware began allowing civil unions — an institution set up to ...

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Delaware Gets Gay Protections

After a ten year battle by gay activists, yesterday the Delaware legislature voted to add sexual orientation (but not gender identity) to its list of protected classes. The House chamber erupted in applause, cheers and hugs when representatives passed the measure shortly after 8:30 p.m. An hour earlier, the Senate — where previous versions of the legislation always were killed ...

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