Marriage bill heads to Del. House floor

A bill to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in Delaware is headed to the floor of the state's House of Representatives after it easily passed a House committee this week. Advocates say the measure would provide a level of dignity missing in the state's civil-unions law. Hundreds who oppose the bill gathered at the state Capitol this week to lobby legislators, with some predicting a close vote. The measure's lone Republican co-sponsor, Rep. Mike Ramone, says his past support of a civil-unions bill prompted some in his district to inform him that he was going to hell.

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