After several hours of debate in which Senator Karen Peterson came out of the closet on the floor, the Delaware Senate voted 12-9 today to approve HB75, a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Governor Jack Markell will sign the bill at 5:30 pm today in Legislative Hall. On July 1, same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses.
Delaware will become the 11th state (along with D.C.) to have marriage equality.
LISTEN to the roll call vote and celebration, AFTER THE JUMP…
— Gov. Jack Markell (@GovernorMarkell) May 7, 2013
UPDATE: THE BILL IS SIGNED!
— Doug Denison (@DoverDelDenison) May 7, 2013
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