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SB 121 - Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws - Key Vote

Delaware Key Votes

Patti Blevins voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (26-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, employment, public works contracting, public accommodations, and insurance.

Highlights:
-Defines 'sexual orientation' as heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality (Sec. 2). -Excludes from the provisions of this act religious corporations, associations or societies, whether supported by or independent of government appropriations, except when the duties of employment pertain only to activities generating unrelated business taxable income (Sec. 16). -Specifies that employers will not be required to offer health, welfare, pension or other benefits to partners of their employees on an equal basis to those offered to employees' spouses (Sec. 19). -Establishes the Superior Court as having jurisdiction over criminal violations concerning such discrimination (Secs. 27, 28).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (14-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, employment, public works contracting, public accommodations, and insurance.

Highlights:
-Defines 'sexual orientation' as heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality (Sec. 2). -Excludes from the provisions of this act religious corporations, associations or societies, whether supported by or independent of government appropriations, except when the duties of employment pertain only to activities generating unrelated business taxable income (Sec. 16). -Specifies that employers will not be required to offer health, welfare, pension or other benefits to partners of their employees on an equal basis to those offered to employees' spouses (Sec. 19). -Establishes the Superior Court as having jurisdiction over criminal violations concerning such discrimination (Secs. 27, 28).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws

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