Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:39 AM
Omaha Steve (49,409 posts)
700 in Hawaii obtain civil union license
Source: Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU - It's been a year since Hawaii enacted the civil union law.
And since then, about 700 same-sex couples have legally tied the knot.
"Not only locally but nationally, you're seeing a change and a shift in people feeling more positive and confident about supporting the LGBT community and seeking it as equal rights," said Tambry Young, president of Citizens for Equal Rights.
Under Hawaii's law, same-sex couples receive the same rights, benefits and legal protections that heterosexual couples.
Hilo resident Saralyn Morales was one of the first to legalize her partnership.
FULL story at link.
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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:48 PM
marshall (6,547 posts)
2. Hawaii has lead the way
Their civil unions were open to any two adults who could not legally marry. This included not only same sex couples, but also siblings and other blood relatives who formed a household and ought to be afforded equal protection. Bravo to Hawaii for being more broad minded than others.