Marriage Equality
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PHOTOS: First Same-Sex Marriage in Delaware Met With Cheers

State senator Karen Peterson and her partner, Vikki Bandy, became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the state of Delaware.

BY Jase Peeples

July 01 2013 2:27 PM ET

The first legally recognized same-sex marriage license in Delaware is signed.