Same Sex Couple The First To Marry In Delaware - FOX 13 News

Same Sex Couple The First To Marry In Delaware

Posted: Updated:
WILMINGTON, Del. -

Dan Cole shared a tearful and heartfelt moment with the love of his life Joseph Daigle.

"The best day of my life was in October when we moved into our house and had our housewarming. The best day after that was when we got engaged and now this is the best day of our life," said Dan after the couple married Monday evening. They married on the first day their home state of Delaware began recognizing gay marriage. State Attorney General Beau Biden was there and called it historic and a love story.

"This is one of the most exciting moments of my life," said Joseph. First thing Monday morning the couple got a marriage license from the Clerks Of The Peace Office in New Castle County. It's also where Dan works.

"I marry people everyday so it's cool that I can get married now," said Dan.

The excitement of the wedding at Gibraltor Mansion in Wilmington was like any couple's big day. They worried about the weather, making sure they had the rings and getting dressed to perfection. But not lost in the excitement of the day is the reality of what this opportunity means for the rest of their lives. The couple said it means stability, benefits and other legal rights.

Joseph said, "When you reach more the difficult parts of life where someone is in the hospital or someone has had an accident and then for lack of a better term you're up the creek without a paddle."

"I cannot tell you how may older couples we know who spent years working with lawyers spending fortunes to put all those protections in place that a simple marriage license would have provided for them," said Dan.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:20:11 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
  • Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:51 GMT
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
  • Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:22:08 GMT
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices