Leslie Spoltore, a family law attorney in our Wilmington, Delaware office, recently posted a summary of Delaware Senate Bill 30 which was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on May 11, 2011. This law effectively legalizes same-sex civil unions in Delaware and affords them the same rights and protections afforded to heterosexual married couples, including the dissolution of those unions. As we referenced in an earlier post, many Pennsylvania municipalities are taking the lead recognizing same-sex unions for the purpose of employment benefits; with the signing of this law, Delaware added itself to the growing list of states recognizing same-sex marriages and civil unions, while also providing such couples with access to the legal mechanism for getting divorced.