Post submitted by Eric Cameron, former HRC Digital Media Specialist

The Delaware Civil Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom Act of 2013 – signed by Governor Markell in early May – goes into effect today.

Committed gay and lesbian couples across the First State can now enjoy in the full and equal benefits of marriage.

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HRC began working in the First State in 2009, providing critical financial and staff support to Equality Delaware for campaigns to prohibit discrimination and pass civil unions for same-sex couples. Alongside coalition partners, HRC played a key role in the robust field organizing efforts that led to the successful passage of both the Marriage Act and the Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act earlier this year.

Learn more about HRC’s work in Delaware. You can also find answers to your questions about marriage equality in Delaware here.

Visit for the latest news on the impact of the Supreme Court's rulings on marriage equality from state-to-state.

Marriage equality Delaware; Same-sex marriage; Gay marriage

Chris Beagle and Eric Engelhart celebrate their wedding today at Camp Rehoboth in Rehoboth Delaware. Photo by Judy G. Rolfe

Filed under: Marriage, SCOTUS

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