Rallies for and against a controversial proposal that could expand the legal protection for religious objections to same-sex weddings drew hundreds of people to the Indiana Statehouse. The demonstrations took place Monday morning just before an Indiana House committee started a public hearing on the bill. Supporters say the proposal is aimed at protecting religious freedom and preventing the government from intrusion. Opponents insist it could give legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people. The committee approved the bill, sending it to the full House for consideration.