Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Delaware Becomes 11th State To Enact Marriage Equality!

Today is a pretty historic day in Delaware! The marriage equality bill HB 75 passed the state senate 12-9, with the two last undecided senators, Bethany Hall-Long (D) and Catherine Cloutier (R) both voting in favor of expanding the right to marry to same-sex couples.

Governor Jack Markell (D) signed the bill into law a few hours later. It goes into effect on July 1, 2013, so Delaware will actually leap frog Rhode Island as the 10th state where same-sex couples can get married in the United States.

And then this happened during the debate:
For the second time this year, a state senator has used the debate over the civil rights of LGBT citizens to reveal that they are part of the LGBT community themselves.

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