The state House is set to vote on bill change the definition of family under Delaware law to make references to couples gender neutral.
The legislation to be voted on Tuesday eliminates "husband and wife" from among the relationships that constitute a family, inserting instead the word "spouses."
The bill also strikes language referring to a "man and woman" cohabitating with a child, replacing it with the word "couple."
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While making references to adults living together gender-neutral, the legislation maintains other gender-specific language in the law, including the terms father, mother, brother, sister, son and daughter.