Delaware equal rights amendment gets final approval

Popular News

Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to...

Data confirms growing dead zone in Chesapeake Bay

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing "dead zone" in the...

Maryland recalls 8,000 out-of-compliance driver's licenses

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration has recalled driver's licenses of 8,000...

Delaware equal rights amendment gets final approval

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A proposed amendment to Delaware's constitution guaranteeing equal rights based on sex has won final legislative approval.

Senators voted 16-to-5 Wednesday for the measure, which passed the House 35-to-6 last week.

The legislation, considered by some to be symbolic, was introduced and approved last year but required passage in consecutive General Assemblies.

The bill initially failed to win Senate approval last year amid Republican concerns about possible hidden motives, such as guaranteeing taxpayer funding for abortions or granting special rights to transgender people.

The legislation was revised to clarify its intent and to note that it applies only to the state and its political subdivisions, not private entities. The clarifying language also notes that a declaration of rights does not require the state to fund the exercise of those rights.

 

Source: AP

 

 

 


Recommends

Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person, in a ruling that begins by quoting the title of Bob Dylan's song: "The Times They Are A-Changin'."

Data confirms growing dead zone in Chesapeake Bay

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay. Now the numbers are in, confirming their dire warnings were correct.

Events

CONCERT CALENDAR

Here is a quick look at the upcoming shows.