Delaware Getting In on Gay-Marriage Trend

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Following Rhode Island, Delaware will become the eleventh state to legalize same-sex marriage after its state Senate voted 12-9 today in favor of marriage equality. In hours of debate, two lawmakers about summed it up: "If my happiness somehow demeans or diminishes your marriage, you need to work on your marriage," said Senator Karen Peterson, who came out publicly as a lesbian for the first time. Senator Robert Venables, an opponent of the bill, said, "Things have moved a lot faster than anyone expected. I'm having problems with my own self. So far, I've not evolved. I wonder what's wrong with me."