College Democrats Endorse Delaware Right to Marry

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NEWARK, DE: DECEMBER 12, 2010 – The University of Delaware College Democrats voted last Monday to endorse the Delaware Right to Marry Political Action Committee. The vote was unanimous, as the College Dems prepared to move forward in their efforts to ensure equal rights for all Delawareans regardless sexual orientation. “This is an important step forward in ending discrimination against same-sex couples and ensuring that they have the same rights which are guaranteed to heterosexual couples,” said Gifty Abraham, College Democrats Vice President. Marriage equality has had broad student support both within the College Democrats and the general University student body, and the College Democrats are proud to be taking such an active role in promoting the cause.

Last Monday’s formal endorsement officially clears the way for the College Democrats at the University of Delaware to provide support for and coordinate efforts closely with Delaware Right to Marry PAC. The PAC is currently raising money to commission a statewide poll on marriage equality and other gay rights issues, and the College Democrats are encouraging members to donate. In the spring, the College Democrats hope to organize a rally on campus for marriage equality along with other PAC supporters such as UD Haven.


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