House Bill 399 (formerly 299), the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to Delaware’s Constitution, passed by a vote of 34 to 5, with 2 absent.
The amendment: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied on account of sex.”
Many thanks to House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst for her tireless efforts in sponsoring and achieving passage of the amendment in the House, an historic milestone for Delaware women.
Now it’s on to the Senate where Senator Stephanie Hansen, another strong advocate for women, will lead the effort for passage.
House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst with “Fearless Girl” statue at Rally for HB 399.