On Facebook Tuesday morning, Tom Carper became the latest Democratic senator to announce his support for same-sex marriage.
"All Americans ultimately should be free to marry the people they love and intend to share their lives with, regardless of their sexual orientation," he wrote on his Facebook page. "That's why today, after a great deal of soul searching, I'm endorsing marriage equality."
Carper's announcement wasn't the biggest of today's news cycle as more attention has been directed toward Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk's change of position on the issue. Kirk is only the second Republican senator to support marriage equality (Ohio's Rob Portman was the first).
With Pennsylvania's Bob Casey announcing his support of same-sex marriage on Monday, there are now only seven Democratic senators who still believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and one of those seven is Florida's Bill Nelson.