DOVER, Del. — A bill that makes Delaware the eighth state to allow civil unions or domestic partnerships for same-sex couples has cleared the legislature and Gov. Jack Markell said Thursday he looks forward to signing the measure into law.
House members debated for about three hours and rejected nine amendments before approving the bill on a 26-to-15 vote, prompting supporters in the balcony erupt in cheers and applause. The Senate last week had approved the bill.