Gov. John Carney issued a statement May 9 on the Delaware Senate vote to defeat an Equal Rights Amendment to Delaware’s Constitution.

“I am disappointed in today’s vote in the Delaware Senate to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. This legislation is an opportunity for us to lay out clearly in the Delaware Constitution the importance of equal rights for women. It is the right thing to do. We owe it to all Delaware women to pass this legislation. I want to recognize all the legislators who stood up and voted for this legislation. I hope the Senate finds a way to reconsider this amendment this session,” said Carney.

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