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Del. school district cancels reading list to avoid lesbian-themed novel

| Monday, August 11, 2014
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- A Delaware school district has eliminated a summer reading list for incoming high school freshman over a challenge to the list's inclusion of book whose main character is gay. The Cape Henlopen School Board initially voted to remove the novel "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by emily m. danforth (the author uses all lower case letters...

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Delaware program targets depression, suicide among LGBT youth

| Monday, March 10, 2014
DOVER, Del. — With the National School Climate Survey reporting that as many as 64 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths likely to suffer from depression, suicide attempts and substance abuse, organizations across the state are joining together to implement early-intervention services in schools and the community.

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Delaware lawmaker weds in state’s first same-sex marriage ceremony

| Monday, July 1, 2013
Robert Craig, The Wilmington News-Journal/APDelaware State Sen. Karen Peterson, left, and her spouse Vikki Bandy wave to supporters in Wilmington, Del., Monday, July 1, 2013. The two are the first couple to be legally wed under the state's new gay marriage law.
WILMINGTON, Del. — A state senator and her partner have become the first same-sex couple to be legally wed in Delaware.

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Del. gender identity protections bill clears final legislative vote

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013
DOVER, Del. -- Transgender people in Delaware are now a protected class under the state's anti-discrimination laws.

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Del. state House approves transgender protections bill

| Tuesday, June 18, 2013
DOVER, Del. -- The state House has approved a Senate bill outlawing discrimination against transgender people in Delaware.

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Del. House committee advances gender identity discrimination bill

| Thursday, June 13, 2013
DOVER, Del. — A bill aimed at protecting transgender people in Delaware by outlawing discrimination based on gender identity has cleared a House committee. The committee released the bill following a public hearing on Wednesday. It is scheduled for a House vote Tuesday. The legislation,...

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Del. state Senate approves transgender protections bill

| Thursday, June 6, 2013
DOVER, Del. -- The state Senate has approved a bill to protect transgender people in Delaware by outlawing discrimination based on gender identity. The bill was approved on an 11-7 vote Thursday. It now goes to the House. The legislation adds gender identity to the...

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Del. AG Beau Biden advocates for trangender rights legislation

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
DOVER, Del. -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would establish legal protections based on gender identity.

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Del. lawmakers introduce bill to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity

| Thursday, May 30, 2013
DOVER, Del. — Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill outlawing discrimination in Delaware based on gender identity.

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Delaware becomes 11th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signs the marriage equality bill on the steps of Legislative Hall in Dover, Del. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, after it was approved by the Delaware Senate earlier that afternoon.Photo: Daniel Sato, The Wilmington News-Journal, AP
DOVER, Del. -- The Delaware state Senate just moments ago voted 12-9 to approve a marriage equality bill, less than 30 days after the bill was first introduced in the state legislature.

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