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DOVER, Del. (AP) - 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."


Scandal has hit the DuPont family again.

This time Robert Richards IV, who is on probation after pleading guilty in 2008 to fourth-degree rape of his daughter is facing a lawsuit by his former wife who accuses him of molesting his toddler son.

The lawsuit filed in Superior Court offers up details about a child rape case that did not ge a lot of media attention.

And the Wilmington News Journal reports authorities never disclosed publicly.

Richards is the son of two prominent Delaware families – the DuPonts and the Richards family.