Marriage Equality USA

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Current Status

  • Civil marriage equality in effect at the state level since 2013. (Same-sex couples may legally marry.)


  • Delaware provided civil unions to same-sex couples 2011-2014.
  • On 7 May 2013, State Senator Karen Peterson came out as a lesbian during the debate on the Delaware Civil Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom Act of 2013, becoming the state's first-ever openly LGBTQ legislator.
  • All same-sex Civil Unions were converted to marriages by 1 July 2014.

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