Hawaii House Passes Marriage Equality Bill
Hawaii is well on its way to becoming the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage after the Hawaii House voted last night to pass the state's marriage equality bill.
Same-sex marriage has been all but totally secured in the Aloha State. In a 30-19 vote late Friday night in Honolulu — Saturday morning on the mainland’s East coast — the Hawaii House passed marriage equality, becoming the 16th state in the nation to extend the institution to same-sex couples. All that remains is for the Hawaii Senate to approve the changes the House made to the legislation, and for Governor Neil Abercrombie to sign it — which he has promised to do. The bill, once signed, would go into effect December 2.
Can't stop this momentum!! Which state is up next??
Also, check out this excellent piece in The New York Times which reflects on how Hawaii sparked the marriage equality movement back in 1993.