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Delaware Governor Jack Markell signs gay marriage into law [VIDEO]

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Governor Jack Markell signed a bill into law on Tuesday making Delaware the 11th state to legalize gay marriage.

After a lengthy debate Tuesday in the Delaware state Senate and the surprise votes of two lawmakers, the bill passed. by a vote of 12-9.  Governor Markell signed the legislation into law on the main stairs in the lobby of Legislative Hall.
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Rhode Island Governor signs gay marriage bill into law

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Rhode Island became the 10th state to allow gay marriage when Governor Lincoln Chafee officially signed a bill into law that extends marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples late Thursday.

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First gay couples get civil unions in Colorado

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Gay couples are now recognized under the law in Colorado after civil unions officially became legal as of 12:01am on Wednesday. 

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NBA player Jason Collins becomes first active openly gay sports pro

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NBA player Jason Collins says, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black and I’m gay.” That’s how Collins started an essay set to come up in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrator.  Now, he’s being called a pioneer by everyone from fellow NBA players to Christine Quinn who is likely to become New York City’s first openly gay Mayor this fall.

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Delaware Senator Brian Bushweller’s support for gay marriage may give bill support it needs to pass

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It looks like marriage equality is coming to Delaware.  State Senator Brian Bushweller released a statement to supporters saying he plans to vote for legislation that could legalize gay marriage in his state, and that will likely give the bill enough votes to pass.
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