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A same-sex civil unions bill cleared a Delaware senate committee Wednesday and now heads to the senate floor for debate.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the bill sponsored by Sen. David Sokola with more than 24 co-sponsors advanced after a two-hour hearing in the senate administrative services committee.
"Committee members heard impassioned testimony from opponents and supporters of the bill, one reading from the Bible, another reading a letter from his son, all saying the state would be significantly changed for the better or the worse. The balcony was packed and so was much of the floor of the Senate chamber," reports the paper.
The four Democrats on the committee voted to advance the bill to the floor and the Republicans took no position on it.