Delaware will recognize Utah’s same-sex marriages

(file/NewsWorks)

(file/NewsWorks)

Attorney General Beau Biden announced Delaware will recognize the more than 1,300 same-sex marriages preformed in Utah between Dec. 20, 2013 and Jan. 6, 2014.

The decision comes after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced his state would not recognize the marriages that were preformed during the 17-day period when the U.S. Supreme Court debated the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

“Marriage equality is the law in Delaware and I strongly believe that individuals outside our state borders should be equally free to choose whom to love and whom to spend their lives with.”

Equality Delaware had made the request of the Attorney General’s office in a letter Wednesday. In July, Delaware became the 11th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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