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03/26/2009

50th state, 86ed measure

by Jeremy Hooper

HawaiiHawaii's proposed civil unions won't be happening in the foreseeable future:

HONOLULU (AP) — An effort to force a vote on same-sex civil unions has failed in the Hawaii Senate, essentially killing the measure.

Only six senators supported the legislative maneuver, short of the nine votes required for a full Senate vote.

Hawaii Senate defeats civil unions [AP via Google]

They will, however, still gladly take the money of all the honeymooning gay couples who choose to celebrate their love in the Aloha State.

*SEE ALSO: Keori, posting on Pam's House Blend, has a local perspective:

Hawaii Civil Unions - The Disappointment [PHB]

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