Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hawaii Says Aloha to Marriage Equality

Very proud of Hawaii today as Governor Neil Abercrombie has signed a marriage equality bill. I'm honestly surprised it's taken this long as the Hawaiian State House has a very large Democratic majority (the Senate only has one Republican), but despite a few Democrats who voted "no" it passed both chambers by a good margin. Hawaii was also the place where President Barack Obama was born, and coincidentally his "home" state of Illinois (where he started his career and served as a Senator) is very close to their own Governor signing their own marriage equality bill.  

11 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

I am applauding Hawaii today!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Way to go Hawaii!

Cloudia said...

WE ARE FLOATING!!


ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Pat Hatt said...

Good for them

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hurray! Another US state hits a home run, with Illinois in the bull pen warming up!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Good for Hawaii!! I hope the day comes when all 50 states have marriage equality.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Way to go, Hawaii. Cool in yet another way.

stephen Hayes said...

The tide is turning. The Federal Government must eventually declare same sex marriages legal everywhere, at least everywhere Federal taxes are collected.

Teddi said...

go hawaii!

Christine said...

yay!

Kay said...

We have a large Christian majority who were really fighting the passing of this bill despite the Democratic majority. I know of one family here who have a gay daughter where her uncles were totally against it. It's very hard on the family.