By CBS3 Staff

DOVER, Del. (CBS) — The Delaware General Assembly began its new session today. New and returning members were sworn in.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, legislators started their new session as they ended their last one — virtually.

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The makeup of the General Assembly is more diverse this session.

State Sen. Sarah McBride is among the new members, and tweeted about using a childhood bible to take the oath today.

McBride is the first transgender person to be elected as a state senator in the United States.

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The senator represents Claymont and parts of Wilmington.