Friday, February 06, 2009

Hawaii on deck to legalize same-sex unions

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 2/6/2009

Hawaii could be the next state to legalize civil unions for homosexuals.

A majority in the state House recently signed the bill, sponsored by Majority Leader Blake Oshiro, giving it a good chance for passage this year. According to the Honolulu Advertiser, a presiding or retired judge as well as a clergy member could perform the civil unions for the same-sex couples. If the ordinance is passed, Hawaii would also recognize legal same-sex "marriages," domestic partnerships, or civil unions from other states.


1 comment:

Marty said...

I was under the impression that Hawaii had a Marriage Amendment. Apparently I was mistaken. What they have is this:

"The legislature shall have the power to reserve marriage to opposite-sex couples.

(Hawaii Constitution Article 1, § 23)

Not sure why that needed to be written into the constitution...