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Delaware becomes 11th US state to allow gay marriage

Delaware Governor Jack Markell speaks on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Delaware on Tuesday became the 11th US state to legalize same-sex marriage after its Senate approved a bill by a 12-9 vote.Delaware on Tuesday became the 11th US state to legalize same-sex marriage after its Senate approved a bill by a 12-9 vote. Governor Jack Markell, a Democrat, signed the marriage equality legislation -- which on April 23 cleared the lower House of Representatives by a 23-18 margin -- soon after Senate approval, the Wilmington News Journal newspaper reported.