Hawaii House passes gay marriage bill, back to Senate
Although an overwhelming majority of voters are against legalizing gay marriage, the state Senate passed the bill, the House passed a revised version of the bill, and the Senate is poised to pass it again this Tuesday. This special session was called by Hawaii’s governor, who will readily sign it.
In 1998, Hawaii voters approved an amendment to the State Constitution which would give the Legislator the power to limit marriage to oppose sex couples. The people understood they were voting against gay marriage. As soon as the governor signs the bill, a lawsuit will be filed with Hawaii’s Circuit Court. The plaintiffs allege that a same sex marriage law in Hawaii is unconstitutional.
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