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Hawaii civil unions on potential veto list

Timothy Kincaid

June 21st, 2010

As expected, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle has put the civil unions bill on the potential veto list. (KHON)

At a press conference where she announced the items on her veto list, Governor Lingle said the civil unions matter would possibly be the most difficult decision of her career.

If Lingle does not veto the bill by July 6, the bill will go into law without her signature. Let’s hope that in the meantime, Lingle finds herself in a hospital near a lesbian that is desperately begging to see her partner or stuck on a plane next to a gay man who has just figured out how much more he pays in taxes than his straight coworker.

Or perhaps that she finds a moment to consider the responsibility that every governor is given to do what is right and best for all of her constituents without consideration to the lobbying efforts of those who seek preference, privilege, and advantage over others.

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Mark F.
June 21st, 2010 | LINK

Well, even Meg Whitman, the anti-gay marriage Republican candidate for governor of California, supports our domestic partnership law. It shouldn’t be a hard decision for Ms. Lingle.

Henry
June 21st, 2010 | LINK

what happened to the whole i-am-against-same-sex-marriage-but-support-civil-unions mantra that public officials keep espousing? Amazing that the decision whether or not to legalize civil unions would be the most difficult decision she had to make. But to people like her, there is no distinction between marriage/civil unions/domestic partnerships. they are all the same.

Priya Lynn
June 22nd, 2010 | LINK

I don’t believe that she would veto this out of anything but malice. The civil unions affect no one but the people being joined in them.

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