Retrieved 16 December It protects religious freedom by giving churches the freedom to choose whether to marry a same-sex couple or not. In MarchGovernor Markell said he thought that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Delaware was "inevitable" and would be passed "probably within the next few years". Visualize Your New Beach Home! May 28, New Price in Senators! Boulden, the New Castle clerk, said he always expected a surge of same-sex marriage applications starting last July.
Delaware previously extended recognition to same-sex relationships in the form of civil unionswhich grant same-sex couples the "rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities" of married persons.
Delaware becomes the 14th state to modernize birth certificate gender change requirements". As of February 11, sex reassignment surgery is no longer an explicit requirement to obtain an amended birth certificate. Civil unions became available in Delaware on January 1,following the enactment of legislation signed by Governor Markell on May 11, March 2,
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