Gov. John Carney issued a statement on the Senate and House votes to pass the first leg of the Equal Rights Amendment:

“Thank you to members of the Delaware House and Senate for their vote to approve the first leg of the Equal Rights Amendment to Delaware's Constitution. This amendment 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 the ERA,” said Carney.