Delaware’s lone U.S. Congressman supports same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON — Delaware’s lone U.S. congressman has announced his support for same-sex marriage.

Democrat John Carney announced his support for marriage equality Monday on his website.

John Carney

He said as a Catholic, he has tried to reach a balance between honoring the religious sacrament of marriage and letting same-sex couples to enjoy legal recognition.

Carney said he does not believe that it is right for the government to treat couples differently because of sexual orientation.

Same-sex civil unions are legal in Delaware.

State lawmakers have not yet introduced a bill authorizing same-sex marriage, but plan to do so this year.

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