Delaware Senate Passes Gay Marriage

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.