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US: Hawaii officials to take up equal marriage bill in special session today

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  1. Hawaii would be the 15th state – New Jersey was number 14. Hope this happens – we need the momentum to continue. We also need some states in he south to take part as well. So far it just seems New England, a couple of Mid-West states and the West Coast.

    1. Ah yes, the Bible Belt and the Confederacy, always lagging behind everyone else. Sooner or later the US Supreme Court will revisit the issue and force whatever states are remaining to change.

  2. New Mexico will be state number 16 – with a ruling expected by the end of the year that covers the whole state and not certain counties. Illinois still f**king around on the issue in the Illinois House on “do or do they not have the 61 votes required for passage” to turn the bill into law. Thank goodness there is no constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage in Illinois. Because in Oregon, Colorado, Wisconsin and Nevada have “bigoted constitutional amendments” that ban same-sex marriages – however all these 4 states have either domestic partnerships or civil unions as well and all 5 of these US states have at least 51 percent community support for same-sex marriages in recent polls shown.

    1. Nevada has already started the process of repealing their constitutional ban. It’ll take a couple years to complete and other states can do the same. It need not become a lawsuit. I believe Oregon will be starting the repeal process soon as well.

  3. It will pass, Hawaii has the votes!

    I am booked to go on a holiday to Hawaii at the end of 2014, do not let me down Hawaii, or I will just CANCEL ALL the bookings, tours, holidays, hotels and the plane tickets – if the marriage equality bill fails!!!!!

    It will pass I know in my heart it will!

    Say AHOLA!!!!!

    It is a VERY STRONG blue (Democrat) state too!!!!!!

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Oct 2013, 2:31pm

    From what I’ve learned the bill passed a judiciary committee yesterday by a vote of 5-2 and now heads to the state senate tomorrow (wednesday) for a vote.

    1. Senate Floor vote PASSED SB1 – the vote was 20-4!

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