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Clergy And Supporter of Same-Sex Marriage Speaks Out

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DELAWARE - After passing in the House Tuesday the same-sex marriage bill in Delaware is still in limbo.

The bill now goes to the Senate, then to the governor's desk for a signature. Governor Jack Markell has said signing would be the right thing to do. In the meantime, WMDT talked to a Delaware pastor who supports the bill, and spoke of her experience with premarital couples' counseling.

"It's my responsibility and my duty to deny that service if I don't feel that they can live into the marriage covenant that they are about to make. This legislation does nothing to force me to do anything I don't feel called to do by god," said Patricia Downing, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware.

If the bill passes, come July 1st, civil unions will no longer be performed. All current civil unions will be converted to marriages.

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