Delaware Senator Karen Peterson Comes Out During Marriage Debate

karen-petersonThere’s even more great news from Delaware this week.  During the final floor speeches before the state became the 11th to legalize same-sex marriage, state senator Karen Peterson (D) announced publicly she is lesbian.

During the debate, Peterson proclaimed, “No one chose to be gay. We are what God made us. We don’t need to be fixed. We aren’t broken.”

She added, “My partner Vicki and I have been together for 24 years. Last year, we entered into a civil union…If my happiness somehow demeans or diminishes your marriage, you need to work on your marriage.”

Peterson has a long accomplished record of fighting for equality.