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Hawaii Senate Committee Tied on Civil Unions

Timothy Kincaid

February 25th, 2009

After 15 hours of testimony, the Senate Judiciary Committee tied 3-3 on whether to advance a civil unions bill. This would normally deadlock the issue, but Democratic Senate leaders will use a rare procedure to pull the bill onto the Senate floor for a full vote.

The bill is assured passage in the Senate and will go to Governor Linda Lingle (R), who has not stated her position on the bill.

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