Saturday, 29 January 2011 00:49

Civil Unions Passed In Hawaii

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Hawaii is about to offer the civil unions for gays and lesbians. The Senate passed the bill.

The senate of Hawaii voted for the law of civil unions by 19-6.

“The Hawaii Senate has sent a strong message that discrimination against families headed by same-sex couples is wrong,” said HRC president Joe Solmonese. “All people of Hawaii deserve to be treated with equal dignity and respect under the law, and no child should ever have to grow up feeling that their family is somehow less than that of their friends and neighbors.”

After this vote, it has to be accepted by the governor. Contrary to last year, when a first attempt had failed because the republican governor Linda Lingle had blocked it, this time the governor, Neil Abercrombie, will undoubtedly sign it, and during the next week, because it always supported civil unions.