Bethany Hall-Long on Civil Rights



Important to address all persons' inclusivity and rights

[At Pride Festival]: "I and my team from the Lieutenant Governor's office, we were just thrilled to join because it's really important that we address all persons' inclusivity and address their rights," Lt. Gov. Hall-Long said. "Those who sometimes feel disenfranchised, it's important they have a sense of inclusivity and for families to come together and celebrate one another's uniqueness. We want to make sure that everyone knows in Delaware, we certainly have respect for our LGBT community."
Source: Daily State News on 2024 Delaware Gubernatorial race , Jun 4, 2022

Delaware becomes 11th state to legalize gay marriage

HB75: This Act repeals the prohibition on same-gender marriage that was enacted in 1996.

Gubernatorial press release: Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry, making Delaware the 11th state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage. "Today, we wrote a new chapter in our history and proved justice and equality continue to move forward in Delaware," said Gov. Markell

Heritage Foundation in opposition: There's still a sizeable number of people in this country who believe that marriage is a union of one man and one woman. And those views deserve to be treated with respect. They come from honorable premises, especially those of faith. And what this bill is designed to do is to tar such people as being unfit to be in polite society and out of the public square.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 23-18-0 on Apr/23/13; passed Senate 12-9-0 on May/7/13; State Sen. Hall-Long voted YES; signed by Gov. Markell on May/7/13.

Source: Delaware State Legislature voting records HB75 , May 7, 2013

Other governors on Civil Rights: Bethany Hall-Long on other issues:
Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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