The first two Delaware residents set to be married are state Sen. Karen Peterson (D) and partner of 24 years, Victoria Brandy. Peterson sponsored legislation that legalized marriage equality in the state.
“Who would think at 63 I’d be getting married, you know?” she told NBC Philadelphia. “It’s a real thrill, it’s a thrill for both of us. It’s not something that we ever expected in our lifetimes, but it means a lot personally and financially.”
The law makes Delaware the 11th in the nation to allow same sex marriage, an accomplishment years in the making. The impeccable timing of Delaware’s law, however, taking effect just days after the the court’s decision on DOMA — that was not planned.
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