Hawaii civil union veto spurs endorsement

The day after Hawaii Gov. Lingle vetoed House Bill 444, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Caucus of the Democratic Party endorsed Neil Abercrombie for governor.

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Decision Day Epilogue: DLCC Statement on the Hawaii civil union bill veto

Michael Sargeant, Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, issues a statement in response to Governor Lingle's veto of the civil union bill in Hawaii.

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Wolfson: Lingle Veto “Profoundly Disingenuous”

Freedom to Marry executive director Evan Wolfson called the civil unions veto from Hawaii governor Linda Lingle “profoundly disingenuous” as exemplified by her recommendation that the public should vote on the issue, which it already did in 1998.

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Pro-civil union groups plan lawsuit in Hawaii

The ACLU and other pro-civil unions groups expect to file suit in Hawaii court within the next month or so, after Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed civil union legislation Tuesday.

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Governor Lingle vetoes civil union bill in Hawaii

Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, the leading campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, on Governor Lingle's decision to veto the civil union bill in Hawaii.

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Governor to decide fate of civil unions bill tuesday

The civil unions bill is to give same sex and heterosexual couples all the benefits of marriage under Hawaii law.

Gov. Linda Lingle (R) was in Monday's July Fourth celebration parade in Kailua, but she wouldn't tell reporters what she plans to do about civil unions...only that it has been a very difficult decision.

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Sending a loud, clear message in Hawaii

Members of a coalition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups delivered to Gov. Linda Lingle's office yesterday an Equality Hawaii 2009 poll favorable to the civil unions movement, as well as an estimated 7,500 letters, postcards and petition signatures.

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Why the roundtable quieted its civil unions storm

Chad Blair tells the story of a longtime customer threatening to boycott Foodland Super Market because of its membership in Hawaii Roundtable which recently sent a letter to Gov. Lingle asking her to veto the new same-sex civil union bill she's now considering.

On Wednesday, Hawaii Roundtable sent Lingle another letter, this time backing away from any appearance of opposition to civil unions.

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Civil unions v. marriage

Hawaii's HB 444 would give same-sex couples the ability to protect themselves and their families, but it's not marriage

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Hawaii governor consults with rabbis on civil unions

Republican Gov. Linda Lingle of Hawaii has until June 21 to announce whether she will veto the only pending civil unions legislation in the nation.

Lingle, in the final months of her second and last term, faces a momentous decision that carries political and legal implications.

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