HB 2

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 149th General Assembly (2017-2018)
  • Introduced in House May 09, 2017
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

An Act Proposing An Amendment To Article I Of The Delaware Constitution Relating To Equal Protection.


This Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal protection. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. It subjects unequal treatment based on discrimination to strict scrutiny, and enables courts in Delaware to establish jurisprudence concerning equal rights violations under State law reflecting Delaware values. Currently, while the federal and many state constitutions afford equal protection, Delaware’s constitution fails to do so.

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Jun 06, 2017


Stricken in House

May 09, 2017


Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House

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