HI activists urge governor to call a special session to pass marriage bill
August 23, 2013
Yesterday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser confirmed that the Hawaii legislature has enough votes to pass the freedom to marry for all loving, committed couples in Hawaii! Now that marriage supporters in Hawaii have secured enough votes to pass the bill in both houses, it's time to get the job done and extend marriage to all couples in the state.
This week, Hawaii United for Marriage, the coalition working to pass a marriage bill in Hawaii, is urging HI Governor Neil Abercrombie to call the legislature into a special session for the purpose of passing the marriage bill.
The confirmed vote count for the bill is just the latest example of why Hawaii is ready for marriage. Now, there is historic support for the bill, with a majority of Hawaii voters, a majority of the Hawaii Senate, the Speaker of the House, faith leaders from all across Hawaii, and the entire congressional delegation saying that Hawaii is ready for marriage.
Gov. Abercrombie is a strong supporter of the freedom to marry and has indicated that he would call a special session if the votes are there in both houses to pass the bill.
If you live in Hawaii, urge the governor to stand on the Right Side of History by calling the special session HERE.
And learn more about Hawaii United for Marriage HERE.