Same sex marriage makes Delaware look brighter

    Rob Tornoe writes for the Delaware and New Jersey pages of NewsWorks. He has a much brighter view of things in Delaware today.  His commentary is a click away.

    Here is Rob’s commentary

    Despite protests from “that group” — members of the Westboro Baptist Church — gay marriages are officially underway in Delaware. It’s amazing to think how quickly the issue has moved in just a couple of years. Looking back at some of my old cartoons, there were times I thought gay marriage might never be adopted, but thankfully our leaders, pressed by the overwhelming tide of voters toward equality, were able to make it possible. No small feat, considering just over the river, New Jerseyans are being denied marriage equality by the veto of a single politician (whisper: Chris Christie). 

    Today, I’m proud of my state. I’m proud of my fellow voters. But most of all, I’m glad yet another class of citizen treated unfairly for years can finally enjoy equal rights under the law. Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey will come around. Today we celebrate Delaware! 

    I have chronicled the marriage equality issue in Delaware for several years.  I invite your comments as you see the progression of events over the last 3 years.

    Rob Tornoe is a political cartoonist and a WHYY contributor. See more of his work at, and follow him on twitter @RobTornoe.


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