DELAWARE: Openly Gay State Senator Marries In State's First Gay Wedding
Two silver-haired women made Delaware history Monday, becoming the first same-sex couple to legally wed under the state's new gay marriage law. Democratic state Sen. Karen Peterson and her longtime partner, Vikki Bandy, both 63, exchanged vows in front of about 35 friends and supporters in a county clerk's office, converting their civil union into a same-sex marriage. "I, Vikki, take you for my lawfully wedded wife," Bandy said as she and Peterson held hands. Peterson responded in kind, both women putting exaggerated emphasis on the word "lawfully." Standing in front of a painted backdrop of an oceanside verandah, the two then exchanged rings, as New Castle County clerk of the peace Ken Boulden looked on.Congratulations, ladies.