Delaware Senate Passes Gay Marriage

    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 05:  Delaware Gov. Jack Markell takes the stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Delaware Gov. Jack Markell at DNC on September 5, 2012 (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)

    Joe Biden must be so proud. Lawmakers from the vice president’s home state of Delaware voted Tuesday to allow gay marriage, which has already been approved by the General Assembly. Gov. Jack Markell has said he would sign the law, making Delaware the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage. The new law reverses a 1996 law banning gay marriage; it requires Delaware to recognize marriages from other states and stipulates that religious officials can’t be forced to perform same-sex weddings. The state has allowed civil unions since 2011. 

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