Support SB 100

Martha Lehman

What if you were being abused by your husband but when you went to the court for a Protection From Abuse order, you were told no? You were denied protection because under the foreign law your husband followed, he was allowed to do so. Since the law your husband believed said it was OK, the court agreed. Seem extreme? Well it actually happened right here in the United States. Could it happen here in Delaware? Not if Senate Bill 100 is passed. The proposed bill would give Delaware courts clear instruction that any foreign law that steps on our constitutional rights would not be accepted in our courts. Globalization is important for business and even our thinking when dealing with others, but it shouldn’t trump our laws. I hope the Delaware legislature believes in protecting women, our sisters, mothers, daughters. Please support SB 100.

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