Tag Archives: Delaware

Authorities Locate Bomb Addressed To Joe Biden

CBS News reports: A source familiar with the ongoing investigation confirms to CBS News that a suspicious package has been located that was addressed to former Vice President Biden. It’s consistent with the packages sent to other leading Democrats. The package was found in New Castle, Delaware, the source says. The timing was unclear, but it seems to have been …

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Delaware Becomes 15th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Delaware Public Media reports: Licensed mental health professionals in Delaware are now prohibited from practicing conversion therapy on minors, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. John Carney Monday. Conversion or reparative therapy attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ people. Delaware is the 15th state plus Washington D.C. to ban the practice, according to …

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Trump: I Have 378 Delaware-Registered Companies

We’re guessing they are shell company upon shell company upon shell company. The Hill reports: Donald Trump revealed on Friday that he has nearly 400 business entities registered in the state of Delaware, a state that has received renewed scrutiny in the wake of the Panama Papers leak as a domestic tax haven. During a campaign rally in Harrington, Delaware, …

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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: Legislature Approves Study To Implement Digital Driver’s Licenses

Several states are looking into digitizing driver’s licenses for display on smartphones and Delaware wants to be the first to implement the system. Via the Washington Post: The Delaware legislature passed a bill last week asking the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles to “study and consider issuing” digital driver’s licenses that could replace the traditional plastic ones. This bill notes …

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DELAWARE: Deputy AG Charged With Rape Of Teen He Met On Grindr

Delaware Deputy Attorney General Daniel Simmons has been charged with the rape of a 16 year-old he met on Grindr. New Castle County police say 34-year-old Daniel Simmons faces four counts of fourth-degree rape. Simmons is a deputy attorney general assigned to the county’s Misdemeanor Trial Unit. Police say Simmons met the boy through a social media app called Grindr …

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DELAWARE: Openly Gay State Senator Marries In State’s First Gay Wedding

The Associated Press reports: Two silver-haired women made Delaware history Monday, becoming the first same-sex couple to legally wed under the state’s new gay marriage law. Democratic state Sen. Karen Peterson and her longtime partner, Vikki Bandy, both 63, exchanged vows in front of about 35 friends and supporters in a county clerk’s office, converting their civil union into a …

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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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NOM Cheers Pat Brady’s Resignation

“Brady fell into the lie that Republicans do not care about marriage and won’t take vigorous action against those in their party who abandon marriage. Brady has quickly learned his lesson. Other Republicans who are tempted to abandon the party platform on marriage should take note or they will also risk their political careers. The pro-marriage GOP grassroots in Illinois …

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