Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In Hawaii: Gay Marriage clears Senate Committee

Good news!

The Hawaii Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee approved the gay marriage bill by a 5-2 vote. Now it goes for a full Senate vote on Wednesday. If it passes there, the House is next, possibly on Thursday.

The Senate legislation would recognize marriages between persons of the same gender and would extend to gay couples the rights, benefits, protections and responsibilities of straight couples.

If this is completely passed, Hawaii will be the 15th state! Fingers crossed.