The Hawaii State Senate today passed SB 232 as amended by the House. The bill creates a new family structure called ‘civil unions’ which will be treated as equivalent to marriage. SB232 now goes to Governor Neil Abercrombie who has pledged to sign it.
18 Ayes: Senators
Aye(s) with reservations: none
5 Noes: Senators
- Dela Cruz,
2 Excused: Senator(s) Kouchi, Taniguchi.