Incredible news for our campaign today! Delaware's lone Congressman, Representative John Carney, is voicing his support for extending the freedom to marry to all loving, committed couples. With his endorsement of marriage equality, Congressman Carney joins U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Governor Jack Markell, and Attorney General Beau Biden in standing on the right side of history.
“For over a generation, we as a society have honored the truth that separate is not equal. On the surface, this may just sound like a debate about words. But marriage is also symbolic -- it gives honor to a lifelong partnership in a way that civil unions do not. This June, I will be married 20 years. I know that marriage is about commitment, love, and mutual respect. All Delawareans should have the privilege of participating in this institution.”
With Congressman Carney's strong endorsement, 2 out of 3 of Delaware's Congressional delegation support marriage for all Delaware families.
Congressman Carney's support fuels our campaign, which is already building incredible momentum to win marriage this year. In fact, Equality Delaware just received a $50,000 matching gift from Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide.
National donors aren't investing in this campaign on a whim. They've seen the excitement that our work is generating, and their support will help us continue mobilizing new volunteers, winning support from key lawmakers and influential groups, and changing the conversation about why marriage matters to everyone.