NBC10 reports that Delaware state Sen. Karen Peterson and Victoria Bandy, her partner of 24 years, will be the first gay couple to be married in the state. The couple will be wed at the New Castle County Clerk of the Peace in Wilmington.
"It just validates our relationship, and that's the most important part of it: In the eyes of society, it gets validated," Peterson said.
Peterson, who cosponsored the state's gay marriage bill, sparked headlines last month when she came out as gay during debate on the measure in the state legislature.
“No one chose to be gay,” Peterson said, speaking publicly about her relationship with Bandy for the first time. “We are what God made us. We don't need to be fixed. We aren't broken.”