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Delaware becomes 11th state with gay marriage

May 7, 2013 • National News


Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signs the marriage equality bill on the steps of Legislative Hall in Dover, Del. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, after it was approved by the Delaware Senate earlier that afternoon. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Daniel Sato) NO SALES

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware became the 11th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage when Democratic Gov. Jack Markell signed a gay marriage bill into law just minutes after its passage by the state Senate on Tuesday.

“I do not intend to make any of you wait one moment longer,” a smiling Markell told about 200 jubilant supporters who erupted in cheers and applause following the 12-9 Senate vote barely half an hour earlier.

“Delaware should be, is and will be a welcoming place to live and love and to raise a family for all who call our great state home,” Markell said.

Delaware’s same-sex marriage bill was introduced in the Democrat-controlled legislature barely a year after the state began recognizing same-sex Login to read more

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