Delaware, USA: One of the Next States for Marriage Equality?

Written by scott on January 12th, 2013

DelawareDelaware has had civil unions for just over a year, and although they’re better than no protection at all, they’re no substitute for marriage.

But there’s good news on the horizon: Delaware Governor Jack Markell is strongly in favor of marriage equality in his state, joining neighboring states Maryland and New York. House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf has also said that a marriage bill would likely face a legislative vote in the coming months, and that he would support it.

Delaware’s experience closely mirrors that of other states that graduated from civil unions to marriage. Only a small number of couples–565 in 2012–have taken advantage of the “marriage-lite” protections. Of those, about 400 were obtained on New Year’s Day, the first day they were available.

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