illuminatiquen (illuminatiquen) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Delaware legalizes gay marriage

Delaware is the the 12th state to endorse gay marriage, after a bill legalizing same-sex unions passed the state Senate on a 12 to 9 vote.



The bill has already passed the state House and was signed Monday afternoon by Gov. Jack Markell (D).



The legislation takes effect on July 1. Civil unions, legalized by Delaware in 2011, will cease to exist once gay marriage is legal. Existing civil unions will be converted to marriages by July, 2014.


Equality Delaware @EQDE

Governor Markell has signed HB75. Marriage equality is now law in Delaware! #DE4M pic.twitter.com/K0RuGzit89
10:43 PM - 7 May 2013








source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/07/delaware-to-legalize-gay-marriage/?wprss=rss_election-2012




(Thank you, Delaware. We love you.

Tags: lgbtq / rights
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