Delaware Will Be 11th State to Allow Gay Marriage

Senate sends measure to governor, who promises to sign

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 7, 2013 4:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Delaware will become the 11th state to allow same-sex marriages. A divided state Senate gave final legislative approval today to a bill authorizing same-sex marriage after hearing about three hours of debate. The vote sends the bill to Democratic Gov. Jack Markell, who has promised to sign it. The bill doesn't give same-sex couples any more rights or benefits under Delaware law than they currently have with civil unions. But supporters say same-sex couples deserve the dignity and respect of married couples. Rhode Island became No. 10 last week.

File photo of two men getting married in Washington state.
File photo of two men getting married in Washington state.   (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
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