DOVER, Del. — Opponents of a bill legalizing gay marriage in Delaware are making their voices heard.
Hundreds of opponents of same-sex marriage gathered Thursday at Legislative Hall to urge lawmakers to vote against the bill.
The opposition rally came one day after the measure cleared a House committee and was sent to the full House, which is expected to vote next week.
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Democratic Gov. Jack Markell has promised to sign the bill if it passes the Democrat-controlled General Assembly.
The measure was introduced a little more than a year after Delaware first began recognizing same-sex civil unions.
Supporters say that if a federal law barring legally married gay couples from receiving federal benefits is struck down, civil unions would not provide any protections under federal law to same-sex couples in Delaware.
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