Rhode Island and Delaware Next In Line for Gay Marriage Rights
Matt | On 13, May 2013
Rhode Island and Delaware have joined the growing ranks of states allowing marriage for same-sex couples.
On May 2, Rhode Island became the 10th state to allow gay couples to wed. Delaware followed five days later with its approval. The governors of both states signed the final bills into law. Ceremonies are set to begin on July 1 in Delaware and August 1 in Rhode Island.
It’s amazing to see how many states have pushed for gay marriage just since the November election. Marriage bills are also under consideration in Minnesota and Illinois. Though the biggest push for marriage rights has been on the eastern seaboard, it looks like the Midwest is finally getting in on the action. Washington state is still the loner out on the west coast.
Rhode Island and Delaware join the ranks of Washington, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the District of Columbia as states and localities that offer same-sex marriage.