The state Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee on Monday waded through testimony on gay marriage from hundreds of supporters and opponents at a public hearing at the state Capitol auditorium.
Sen. Clayton Hee, the committee's chairman, said 1,800 people had signed up to testify. He told reporters that the committee would make a decision on whether to advance the bill as soon as reasonable.
The state House, which is waiting on the Senate to take action, has set a hearing date on the Senate bill.
The House Judiciary Committee and the House Finance Committee will hear the bill at 10 a.m. Thursday in the state Capitol auditorium, provided that the Senate approves the bill and sends it to the House by that time.