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With Senate Approval, Delaware Poised To Allow Gay Marriage

The Delaware Senate passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages. Gov. Jack Markell said he would sign the bill, which means that the state is poised to become the 11th in the country to allow gay marriages.

The vote comes less than a week after Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a similar measure into law.

Delawareonline.com reports that the bill passed 12-9, "receiving two more votes than were required for passage."

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Corrected: May 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
A previous version of this post, quoting Delawareonline.com, incorrectly stated that Delaware's Senate voted 23-18 in favor of allowing same-sex marriage. The Senate voted 12-9.
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