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Hawaii House Says YES To Civil Unions

In a 31-19 vote, Hawaii’s State House approved a same-sex civil unions bill, sending the measure to the Senate for a final vote. (Lawmakers there already approved a similar bill last month in a 19-6 vote, but must vote again to approve the House’s changes.) It then heads to Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who says he’ll sign it.

On:           Feb 12, 2011
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    • scribe

      I so hope this works out. If so, me and my partner are taking a trip to get married there next year.

      Feb 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      @scribe: Yo. Unless you’re marrying someone of the opposite gender this bill won’t do you any good.

      Feb 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott

      In the late 1990’s Hawaii was the first state to almost have same sex marriage. They amended their constitution to prohibit it. Now they’ve gone the second-class citizen route. More than 10 years later. Hawaiians have no balls.

      Feb 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scribe

      @justiceontherocks: michigan does not have gay marriage or civil unions… I will take what I can get. Reciting vows on a beach with a setting sun with the man that I have loved since i was 19, is all that I need.

      Feb 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      @scribe: Come to Canada.. it will be a REAL marriage!

      Feb 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian

      @MikeE: THANK YOU, no 2nd hand ‘civil union’ status for me! It’s insulting, it’s a “take this and shut up ’cause it’s all we’re willing to give you” consolation prize.

      That said I bet Hawaii wants more gays with disposable incomes to move out there because who else could afford the often 2K and even 3K a month apartment rentals?!

      Feb 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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