Dupont Endorses Marriage Equality In Delaware

DuPont, one of Delaware’s largest employers, has come out in favor of advancing marriage equality in The First State. According to a statement from Benito Cachinero-Sánchez, senior vice president of human resources for the chemical company, marriage equality aligns with DuPont’s values:

CACHINERO-SÁNCHEZ: DuPont is passionate about equality, and I am proud of our company and our employees’ unwavering commitment to our core value of respect for people. Support for marriage equality is an affirmation of these fundamental beliefs and an opportunity for our actions to speak louder than our words.

At DuPont, every employee is responsible for ensuring a respectful workplace in which people are treated fairly and consistently, and we embrace the value and differences of each individual. Our support of marriage equality shows our employees and the community that our commitment to respect for people and equality extends beyond our walls. Our inclusiveness is what allows us to develop and grow as individuals and as a company, and it reinforces our position as a leading employer. We firmly believe our commitment to diversity and respect attracts talented individuals with like values, and that creates a more innovative culture, enabling us to produce more and better solutions for the challenges facing our world.

Delaware Rep. Melanie George Smith (D) intends to sponsor the marriage equality legislation, but it’s unclear when. On Friday, the Delaware NAACP also endorsed marriage equality: