Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hawaii's Public Filibuster Comes to an End - Equality Moves Another Step Forward

After nearly 60 hours of public testimony, a Hawaii Joint House committee passed a marriage equality bill by a vote of 18-12.

This bill now goes to the House floor where it is likely to pass. It will come come up for a vote either Friday or, more likely, early next week. The bill will require Senate approval for amendments before Governor Neil Abercombie can sign it into law, as he has promised to do.

The amendments provide additional "protections" (rights to discriminate against gay people) similar to the wording in Connecticut's equality law.

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