Same-sex marriage bill in Hawai’i passes Committee stage

The Hawai’i Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee has voted to pass a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Hawai’i.

The vote came after nearly 12 hours of testimony from the public, as more than 400 people addressed lawmakers during Monday’s public hearing before the Senate committee.

In addition, Senate clerks say more than 4,000 pages of written testimony were also filed.

The Hawai’i Marriage Equality Act of 2013 recognises marriages between individuals of the same gender. Continue reading

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