Thursday, October 31, 2013

Aloha!

Via ThinkProgress:

Wednesday evening, the Hawaii Senate passed marriage equality by a remarkable 20-4 vote as part of a special session convened primarily for that purpose. The House will begin consideration of the bill in committee Thursday morning, and it is expected to pass the full chamber with at least one vote to spare. Hawaii would become the 15th state to recognize same-sex marriage.

You might remember that the first inklings of same-sex marriage in the United States being a possibility began over twenty years ago with a case in Hawaii.

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  1. You might remember that the first inklings of same-sex marriage in the United States being a possibility began over twenty years ago with a case in Hawaii.

    IIRC the Kingdom of Hawai’i had it on the books, and those were imported verbatim for the territory and then the state. Marriage certificates issued under the law never meant much (not recognized in the other 49) but they were something to get for the long-term committed couples. It was Reichwing whinging that made it an issue. Until then the “civil union” fight seemed far in the distance. I can’t help thinking that all the noise they made in a way brought us to where we are.

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