This morning, we're excited to release a new video featuring Delaware's Attorney General Beau Biden explaining why he supports marriage equality. 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.”
You can watch the video here:
"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.