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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.)

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  • kernelt

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

  • Hyhybt


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

  • Scott


    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.

  • 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.

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