Hawaii Senate Passes Civil-Unions Bill with Veto-Proof Majority, 18-7

from the Honolulu Advertiser

The state Senate today passed a civil-unions bill, sending a strong message to the state House and Gov. Linda Lingle with a veto-proof majority vote.

The vote was 18 to 7. The Senate rejected an amendment to change the effective date of the bill, which is Jan. 1, 2010.

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