Delaware Equal Rights Amendment OK’d by Senate in 17-4 vote

DOVER — One month after voting it down, the Delaware Senate passed legislation that seeks to prevent discrimination based on sex. After unanimously agreeing to amend the bill to make clear the limited intent, senators voted 17-4 to send it on to the House, which is expected to discuss it today. House Bill 399 would […]

COMMENTARY: May we find a way to dwell in unity with each other

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity. It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware ERA a tool for progressive agenda

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A proposed Equal Rights Amendment to Delaware’s state constitution is a misunderstood measure with a hidden agenda. As presently constructed, House Bill 399 seeks to add to the state constitution: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.” The wording is identical to the proposed federal Equal […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware ERA is a dangerous Trojan horse

The purpose of the proposed Delaware Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is not to affirm natural rights as enshrined in the Delaware and U.S. Constitutions. The objective is the elimination of the natural right to present arguments against any form of human behavior or speech an unelected judiciary determines is an “equal right”. This is reason […]

COMMENTARY: In defense of an Equal Rights Amendment

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex. That is the complete text of HB 399, a proposed Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, which is presently being considered in the Delaware legislature as an addition to our constitution. A variety of myths have been raised about the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislators, history has its eyes on you

Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, grew up in that great city, each day passing monuments dedicated to heroes of the Confederacy —Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard. But in the days following June 17, 2015, he began seeing them anew. That was the day a young white man, unhinged by hate, gunned down […]

COMMENTARY: What effect has #MeToo had on the workplace

Editor’s note: Lauren E.M. Russell of the Delaware law firm Young Conaway Stargatt and Taylor, LLP, contributed this overview of the Employment Law Alliance’s survey on workplace sexual harassment. The Employment Law Alliance recently conducted a survey gauging the effect of the #MeToo Movement and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. As part of the Employment […]

State News photojournalist looks back on ’68 unrest

DOVER — Gary Emeigh was focused in on a Wilmington Police officer, backed up tight to a wall and holding a rifle close to his chest. This was in the early morning hours of April 9, 1968, in Wilmington. Like many cities across the country, there was rioting, looting and violence erupting in the days […]

Reflecting on King’s legacy 50 years after his death

DOVER ­— John Moore was just 6 years old. From the steps of his home in North Philadelphia, he was looking out on a quiet street on a nice spring day wondering where everyone was. “Normally the streets would just be bustling with people, kids running all over the place and everything,” he remembers. “It […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Regulation 225 meeting draws bizarre comments, no changes

At Delaware Tech in Dover last evening, anywhere from 250-300 people showed up for a meeting on the highly controversial Regulation 225. Some of what I saw defied explanation. But what I saw this morning could bring the whole thing to a crashing halt! This blogger got there very late, just as public comment was […]