Del. could become 11th state to pass gay marriage

By Amy Cherry 3:17pm, May 6, 2013
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Delaware is poised to become the eleventh state to allow gay couples to marry.

WDEL's Amy Cherry reports.

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Tuesday's debate over gay marriage in the Delaware state Senate will be intense and the vote will be close.

Lisa Goodman is with the advocacy group Equality Delaware.

"It is indeed a matter of dignity and respect," she says.

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Opponents like pastor Charles Pritt argue the measure could lead to polygamy.

"It's not a marriage equality bill, it's a marriage destruction bill," he says.

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But Goodman is confident the measure will get the 11 votes it needs to pass.

"It will feel incredible, and it will feel as if Delaware is saying, 'we treat everyone equally under the law,'" she says.

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Governor Markell has already promised to sign the measure.

Tuesday's debate kicks off at 2 pm. WDEL will be there.

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