According to a statewide poll released
on Monday, a majority of Delaware voters support gay marriage.
The survey, commissioned by Equality
Delaware and conducted by Global Strategies Group, found that 54
percent of respondents favor making Delaware the 10th
state to legalize such unions, while 37 percent remain opposed.
“This poll is the latest indication
that a decisive majority of voters in Delaware believe in treating
all loving couples and their families equally under the law,” Mark
Purpura, president of Equality Delaware Foundation, said in a
statement announcing the results.
Lisa Goodman, president of Equality
Delaware, added: “This poll shows that Delawareans, like a majority
of Americans, believe in marriage equality. As we have seen from the
recent passage of marriage bills through the House in Rhode Island
and the Senate in Illinois, other states are moving to marriage. A
majority of Delawareans now look forward to Delaware also becoming a
state where every loving couple has the unique protections and
recognition that only marriage can provide.”
Delaware currently recognizes gay and
lesbian couples with civil unions.
Lawmakers are expected to consider a
marriage bill this legislative session.