Delaware Votes to Legalize Gay Marriage

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May 7 2013 5:26 PM

Delaware Lawmakers Vote to Make State the 11th to Legalize Gay Marriage

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Delaware lawmakers cleared the way for the state to become the 11th in the nation to allow gays and lesbians to wed

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Delaware lawmakers on Tuesday signed off on a bill that will make the state the 11th in the nation to allow gays and lesbians to walk down the aisle. The News Journal:

The gay marriage bill has passed the Senate this afternoon with a vote of 12-9. Gov. Jack Markell has said he would sign the bill. The bill passed the House on a close vote April 23. The bill passed 23-18, receiving two more votes than were required for passage.
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Once it becomes official, the First State will join 10 others that have already legalized same sex marriage: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Iowa, Maryland, New York, and Washington state, along with the District of Columbia.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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