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SB 30 - Same-Sex Civil Unions - Key Vote

Delaware Key Votes

Liane Sorenson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Same-Sex Civil Unions

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (26-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Same-Sex Civil Unions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes same-sex couples to form civil unions with the same benefits, rights, protections, and responsibilities of marriage, beginning January 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes 2 individuals to enter into a civil union if they meet the following criteria (Sec. 1):
    • They are not already in a civil union with a different person;
    • They are not married;
    • They are not in a legal relationship similar to a civil union with a different person, including, but not limited to, a domestic partnership;
    • They are at least 18 years of age;
    • They are the same sex; and
    • They are not related to each other.
  • Prohibits an individual from being required to solemnize a civil union (Sec. 1). -Specifies that same-sex legal unions performed in other jurisdictions are to be recognized as valid civil unions in Delaware (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (13-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Same-Sex Civil Unions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes same-sex couples to form civil unions with the same benefits, rights, protections, and responsibilities of marriage, beginning January 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes 2 individuals to enter into a civil union if they meet the following criteria (Sec. 1):
    • They are not already in a civil union with a different person;
    • They are not married;
    • They are not in a legal relationship similar to a civil union with a different person, including, but not limited to, a domestic partnership;
    • They are at least 18 years of age;
    • They are the same sex; and
    • They are not related to each other.
  • Prohibits an individual from being required to solemnize a civil union (Sec. 1). -Specifies that same-sex legal unions performed in other jurisdictions are to be recognized as valid civil unions in Delaware (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Same-Sex Civil Unions

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