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:
— Mileka Lincoln (@MilekaLincoln) November 12, 2013
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!
— Craig Ellenwood (@ellenwoodphoto) November 12, 2013
And for more on the Hawaii same-sex marriage battle, read:
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