Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The New York Times reports that Hawaii lawmakers effectively killed a proposal to create civil unions for gay couples by declining to vote on the legislation. More than 100 people packed the House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, many waving pink signs reading, ''Civil Unions. Equal protection, justice for all.'' At least 400 people submitted extensive written or oral testimony. After five hours of testimony, though, the committee declined to vote. Representatives offered little explanation to the public, but it was a sign that the bill lacked enough support to become law.
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