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Delaware Will Be 11th State to Allow Gay Marriage

Senate sends measure to governor, who promises to sign

(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... More »

Civil Unions Now Legal in Delaware

Governor Jack Markell signs bill in party-like ceremony

(Newser) - Governor Jack Markell signed a law granting same-sex couples the right to form civil unions in Delaware last night, in a packed and celebratory event at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington. “Tonight, we say to loving and committed couples across the state … ‘Your love is equally valid... More »

Del. Moves to Legalize Sports Betting

(Newser) - The Delaware State Senate has approved a bill legalizing sports betting and allowing casinos to operate table games like roulette, the News Journal of Wilmington reports. The governor, seeking to close a gaping budget gap, will sign the bill this week. The measure sailed through the senate after a pitched... More »

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