Wilmington - Equality Delaware Foundation, a statewide LGBT educational organization, released a web video today featuring Delaware’s Attorney General, Beau Biden. In the video, Biden says, “All Delawareans should be able to marry the person they love, the person who they want to spend their life with. The freedom to marry is the fundamental, defining civil rights issue of our time.” The video was produced by Equality Delaware Foundation.
"Attorney General Biden has always been a steadfast champion for treating every citizen equally under the law," said Equality Delaware, Inc. President Lisa Goodman. "To have his support – as our highest law enforcement official and as a veteran – is a true honor. The momentum continues to grow as we anticipate a marriage bill in the coming weeks." A poll released earlier this month showed an unprecedented 17-point margin of support for marriage equality among Delawareans - 54% favor it with 37% opposed.
Biden’s video supporting marriage equality comes on the heels of the attorney general submitting amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case challenging Proposition 8 in California and in the Windsor case, which challenges the constitutionality of DOMA. In those briefs, Biden supported freedom for all loving couples to marry and the ending of federal marriage discrimination against same-sex couples.
The video can be viewed here:
For more information please contact Lisa Goodman at 302-743-7777