Hawaiian Civil Unions A No Go

Bad news for Hawaiian homos – lawmakers failed to vote on the state’s proposed civil unions bill, thus tossing it to the dust bin of history. More than a 100 people gathered to discuss the controversial law and yammered on for five hours before pols called an end to the meeting. CBS reports:

Representatives offered little explanation to the public, but it was a sign that the bill lacked enough support to become law.

Civil unions had been suggested as a way for the state to sidestep a controversy over gay marriage, but they proved to be nearly as contentious.

Per usual, the religious right came out against the proposal, while the gays bemoaned injustice. Sounds like we’ll be hearing more of that. Ain’t that grand?