DOVER - Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride, D-Hawk's Nest, released the following statement on Attorney General Matt Denn's announcement that he will retire at the end of his term:
WILMINGTON – Families who lose a child through a stillbirth will now have the option of receiving a birth certificate under a new law signed Tuesday by Gov. John Carney.
Under current policy, stillbirths are recorded with the Office of Vital Statistics but parents receive no formal acknowledgment of their child’s birth, which can worsen a profound sense of grief and loss. Senate Bill 3—also known as “Lorenzo’s Law”—gives those parents the option of receiving a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. Similar laws have been passed in 36 states.
"We join together to denounce the intimidation and violence perpetrated by white supremacists and Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, and to make clear that such conduct will not be tolerated here in Delaware.
We come from different backgrounds, different parties, and different parts of the state. Some of our colleagues have relatives who served and died fighting the Nazis in World War II. Some of our colleagues have ancestors who were imprisoned and killed in Nazi-run concentration camps. Some of our colleagues have ancestors who were enslaved and oppressed when white supremacy was permitted by law here in the United States.
All of us, together, reject the white supremacist and Nazi views espoused last weekend in Charlottesville, and condemn the behavior and violence that accompanied it. It will not be tolerated here in Delaware. We are a state that rejects hate, discrimination, and violence."
Governor John Carney Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long
Attorney General Matthew Denn State Auditor Thomas Wagner
State Treasurer Kenneth Simpler Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro
President Pro Tempore David McBride, Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry, Majority Whip Nicole Poore, Minority Leader Gary Simpson & Minority Whip Gregory Lavelle
of the Delaware State Senate
Speaker of the House Peter Schwartzkopf, Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, Majority Whip John Viola, Minority Leader Daniel Short & Minority Whip Deborah Hudson
of the Delaware State House of Representatives