The end of June saw big votes on Capitol Hill and big decisions by the United States Supreme Court. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with Eastern Shore Congressman Andy Harris (R-First District) on his reaction to these events.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A state senator and her partner have become the first same-sex couple to be legally wed in Delaware.
Sen. Karen Peterson and her longtime partner, Vikki Bandy, both 63, exchanged vows Monday morning, converting their civil union to marriage in a brief ceremony attended by about 35 friends and supporters.
Following the ceremony, other same-sex couples lined up to get their marriage licenses on the day Delaware's new same=sex marriage law took effect.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Delaware's lone congressman has announced his support for same-sex marriage.
Democrat John Carney announced his support for marriage equality Monday on his website. He said as a Catholic, he has tried to reach a balance between honoring the religious sacrament of marriage and letting same-sex couples to enjoy legal recognition.
Carney said he does not believe that it is right for the government to treat couples differently because of sexual orientation.
The US Supreme Court has finished the arguments from two major cases that could have sweeping ramifications for same-sex marriage advocates. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush has reaction to the implications of a Court decision that is expected by the end of June.