A state Senate committee has approved a bill that could legalize same-sex marriage in Hawaii.
The committee is made up of seven senators. Five voted in support of the bill, two voted against it.
The bill now goes to the Senate floor for a second reading Tuesday and third reading on Wednesday.
The committee(s) on JDL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED.
The votes in JDL were as follows:
- 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Hee, Shimabukuro, Galuteria, Ihara, Solomon
- Aye(s) with reservations: none
- 2 No(es): Gabbard, Slom
- 0 Excused: none
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Friday that the State of Hawaii ended fiscal year 2013 with a positive fund balance of $844 million. The state's positive balance marks a $1.1 billion turn-around since the governor took office.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect from midnight Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.