Delaware has just become the eighth state in the nation to legalize same-sex civil unions and boy, do they know how to celebrate. Rather than have some stodgy ceremony, they marked the occasion with a bona fide party. Governor Jack Markell signed the bill into law at the Queen Theatre (where else?) in Wilmington, where over 600 people gathered. And like all good parties there was booze (champagne to be exact) and live music courtesy of the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware. (I know, you were hoping for Lady Gaga, but she wasn't in the state's budget.)
During the festivities Markell said the following words:
"Tonight, we say to loving and committed couples across the state who want the law to endorse the promise that they made long ago to their hearts, 'Your love is equally valid and deserving, your family is now equal under the law.'"
The law goes into effect January 1st, 2012, but no time like the present to party.