The Hawaii house has just approved its civil unions bill by a vote of 31-19.
The next step is to get it approved by the Senate. The Illinois’ Senate approved legislation of a very similar bill recently. Furthermore, two civil union bills have been introduced this month in Rhode Island and Maryland. Gay marriage activism is running full swing in America right now. The chances of me celebrating this Valentine’s Day are more slim than the possibility of Senate vetoing this bill. Once the Senate approves the bill, it will go to Governor of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie, a supporter of civil unions.
The changes to this bill will include “jurisdiction in matters of annulment, divorce and separation in civil unions, as the court does over marriages,” said Joe.
This is a great way to start the year for Gay Rights Activism. I am very proud of Hawaii and hope to see changes in Maryland and Rhode Island soon-ish. My roommate, Skyler Kasko, who is from Maryland said, “O Rlly? SWEET!!” upon hearing about the civil union bill in Maryland.
Yay for Queers!