Colin Bonini on Civil Rights
Opposed same-sex marriage for Delaware
The Washington Blade has learned seven of the 12 Delaware state senators who had previously not stated their position on the state's same-sex marriage bill plan to vote against it next week. Aides for state Sen. Colin Bonini (R-Dover) [and six others]
said the lawmakers will vote against House Bill 75 when the state Senate considers the measure on May 7. Eleven of Delaware's 21 senators need to vote for HB 75 in order for it to pass.
Equality Delaware's President reiterated to the
Blade she remains optimistic HB 75 will pass. "I am confident we will have the votes to pass marriage equality in Delaware," she said.
Neighboring Maryland is among the nine states and D.C. that currently allow same-sex marriage. The Delaware Senate
vote on HB 75 is scheduled to take place five days after Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed his state's same-sex marriage bill into law. Gov. Jack Markell has said he will sign HB 75 into law if lawmakers approve it.
Source: Washington Blade on 2016 Delaware Gubernatorial debate
, May 3, 2013
Don't recognize same-sex marriage
Bonini indicated support of the following principles concerning social issues.
Source: State Legislative 1998 National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 1998
- Increase state funding for programs to prevent teen pregnancy.
- Deny or suspend state-issued permits & licenses to parents who are delinquent in paying court-ordered
- Q: Do you believe that the Delaware government should include sexual orientation in Delaware's anti-discrimination laws?
- Q: Do you believe that the Delaware government should recognize same-sex marriages?
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