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Watch Live Now: Hawaii Senate Takes Historic Final Marriage Equality Vote

by David Badash on November 12, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics

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Now in their third week, the Hawaii legislature’s special session to debate same-sex marriage is near its end.

Today at 3:00PM ET, 10:00 AM local time in Honolulu, the state Senate will take the final vote on — and most likely — pass the marriage equality bill. At issue: the changes the House made last week, in the bill they finally passed late into Friday night — Saturday morning on the mainland.

Assuming the bill passes, Governor Neil Abercrombie will sign it, likely tomorrow. It would go into effect December 2.

Sadly, the signing event will be small and by invitation-only, due to security concerns.

Here’s an example of the extreme measures Honolulu police have had to take today:

You can watch the historic vote live here. If that link doesn’t work on your computer, visit olelo.org and click on the purple 55 icon on the left side of your screen.

Hawaii families should expect a lot of engagement announcements over Thanksgiving weekend.

Stay tuned to The New Civil Rights Movement for more news on this historic event!

And for more on the Hawaii same-sex marriage battle, read:

Lawmaker: ‘Have The People Of Hawaii Not Done Enough? We Gave You Your Civil Unions’ (Video)

Hawaii Lawmaker: ‘People Aren’t Born Discriminating Against Same-Sex Couples’ They’re Taught To

After Illinois And Hawaii: Which State Will Make Same-Sex Marriage Legal — Maybe This Year?

 

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weshlovrcm November 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm

It's so sad to see what the aggressive pro-homophobia lobby has done to Hawaii in order to try to push their immoral agenda down everyone's throats. The cheating during testimony was not enough, the lying was not enough, the death threats were not enough. They have divided Hawaii and created a climate of fear and impending violence. I hope they are happy to see how they have tarnished "Aloha."

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