House expected to approve same-sex marriage Thursday

The House of Representatives is expected to approve a same-sex marriage bill next Thursday, January 24, setting the stage for an intense battle in the senate.

The House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over the measure, just posted a vote for Tuesday at 3 pm. The panel is all-but-guaranteed to approve the bill, putting it on course for a vote by the full chamber two days later.

Openly gay Speaker of the House Gordon Fox had pledged a vote sometime in January.

Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed is an opponent of gay marriage. She appointed a Judiciary Committee evenly divided on the matter, creating an air of uncertainty about the measure's fate in the upper chamber.

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