Big news this morning in Delaware: Senator Tom Carper has announced his support for the freedom to marry! His statement, via his Facebook page:
As our society has changed and evolved, so too has the public's opinion on gay marriage – and so has mine. I pray every day for God to grant me the wisdom to do what is right. Through my prayers and conversations with my family and countless friends and Delawareans, I've been reminded of the power of one of my core values: the Golden Rule. It calls on us to treat others as we want to be treated. That means, to me, that all Americans ultimately should be free to marry the people they love and intend to share their lives with, regardless of their sexual orientation, and that's why today, after a great deal of soul searching, I'm endorsing marriage equality.
Senator Carper's announcement follows a statement released yesterday by Congressman John Carney speaking out in favor of marriage equality in The First State. All three members of Delaware's congressional delegation -- including longtime supporter Senator Chris Coons -- believe in the freedom to marry for all loving couples.
We thank Senator Carper for standing with the majority of Delawareans who support marriage equality, and we're honored to have such strong support from our statewide elected officials in Delaware!