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Hawaii Senate Says YES To Civil Unions, Putting Them Just 1 Governor’s Signature Away

Following in the footsteps of the House, Hawaii’s State Senate today approved a civil unions bill in a 18-5 vote, sending it to Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s desk, where he will sign it. And so ends the reign that ex-Gov. Linda Lingle held in the state, vetoing the matter last year. When Abercrombie signs it, the bill will become law and take effect Jan. 1, 2012. (NB: In other gay news from the Hawaii Senate, lesbian Sabrina McKenna was confirmed as a State Supreme Court justice.)

By:           Max Simon
On:           Feb 16, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • kernelt
      kernelt

      Good news in these trouble time give me more hope for the nearest future…

      Feb 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      Yay!!!

      Who else thinks they’ll switch to full marriage within two years? (looking for wood to knock on)

      Feb 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott
      Scott

      @Hyhybt:

      They didn’t have the balls to do it back in the 90′s. Instead they passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting same sex marriage.

      Please come live in Massachusetts. We know what’s right before the rest of the country.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      Hey, I’m from Georgia. Our amendment is far worse than Hawaii’s, which allows the legislature to pass marriage whenever it likes… but progress is progress.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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