Delaware, USA: Gay Couple Reflects on Marriage Equality Victory

Written by scott on May 12th, 2013

Douglas and Corey Marshall-Steele

Photo by Ashley Dawson

As Delaware gets ready to celebrate the weddings of gay and lesbian couples across the state, one couple, Douglas and Corey Marshall-Steele, reflects on the fight. Delaware State News reports:

In 2004, Douglas created his website as a resource and outlet for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy. It features information on how to lobby effectively, how to write a letter to the editor (with email addresses for 27 newspapers), how to contact Delaware’s elected officials and more. It has drawn inquiries from across the country.

He and Corey were at the state’s first marriage equality rally in 2008 in front of Dover’s City Hall. For the most part, people reacted positively, waving, honking their horns. Some people pulled over to say they supported the cause.

The couple, members of All Saints’ Church in Rehoboth Beach, has volunteered at Pride festivals and held fundraisers for political campaigns. And they’ve lived their lives, taking everyday moments as opportunities to teach people, from friends to strangers.

Read the whole thing at the link above. We’re thrilled for the Marshall-Steeles, and for all of Delaware’s gay and lesbian couples.

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