A bill that would give gay and lesbian couples many of the benefits of marriage cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday in Delaware, the Milford Beacon reported.
Democratic Senator Dave Sokola's civil unions bill cleared the six member Senate Administration and Elections Committee with the support of its four Democratic members. Republican Senators Dave Lawson and Joe Booth did not take a position on the bill.
The committee voted to send the bill to the Senate floor after hearing two hours' worth of testimony.
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