1. says

    @K, et them take it away, because that’s just more fuel for the claim that lgbt citizens should be a protected class. In this case, they would have to specifically target lgbt people, and we see how well that went in Colorado.

  2. TANK says

    Dude (other TANK), you’re a drooling moron. Going by your comments, you’re the repository of junk reasoning and poor education. Like the earlier gaga comment…you’re debris.

    Civil unions is not marriage equality…don’t get complacent.

  3. neverstops says

    good stepping stones – makes it harder for states who are fighting against us

    just found out my state (New Mexico) is introducing HJR 7 and HJR 8 – constitutional amendments defining marriage as between one man and one woman

    also HB 162 – Retroactive Bar on Same Sex Marriages


    anyway this is good for Hawaii & all of us in the bigger picture

  4. Tom in long beach says

    I will go for a moment of joy !! Maybe civil unions are not the same as marriage, but until we have federal marriage equality this is a step in the right direction. This would have happened many years ago if it had not been for the meddling Mormons. As for Linda Lingle I am sure she is crying on the phone with Maggie Galagher.

  5. NY2.0 says

    Wow, just a few months ago I was cursing Hawaii for having that Republican cretin as governor. Now I want to visit the state. This is what you get when we elect liberal Democrats… progress!

  6. TruthSeeker_Too says

    If you live in Maryland, New York or Rhode Island (or know people that do), please get on the phone or visit your state representative and state senator. These 3 states are on the cusp of voting in favor of marriage equality this year. Speaking up can make it happen.

    Congratulations to the Aloha State. Looking forward to honeymooning there.

  7. says

    “Hawaii Legislature passes civil unions bill; governor will sign it

    Hawaii’s Senate has given final passage to a measure legalizing same-sex unions in the state, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie has said he will sign it.

    The state House had already passed the bill, which “”extends the same rights, benefits, protections and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union,”” according to the Legislature’s website. It will take effect January 1, 2012.

    Abercrombie has 10 legislative days to sign the bill, which passed the Senate on Wednesday
    “”I have always believed that civil unions respect our diversity, protect people’s privacy and reinforce our core values of equality and aloha,”” Abercrombie said in a statement.

    “”I appreciate all the time and effort invested by those who shared their thoughts and concerns regarding civil unions in Hawaii. This has been an emotional process for everyone involved, but that process is now ended. Everyone has been heard; all points of view respected.”

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