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Hawaii Gov. Vetoes Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill

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FOXNews.com - Hawaii Gov. Vetoes Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill

HONOLULU -- Hawaii's governor on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have permitted same-sex civil unions, ending months of speculation on how she would weigh in on the contentious, emotional debate.

Republican Gov. Linda Lingle's action came on the final day she had to either sign or veto the bill, which the Hawaii Legislature approved in late April.

"There has not been a bill I have contemplated more or an issue I have thought more deeply about during my eight years as governor than House Bill 444 and the institution of marriage," Lingle said at a news conference. "I have been open and consistent in my opposition to same-gender marriage, and find that House Bill 444 is essentially marriage by another name."

Had Lingle not vetoed it, the measure would have granted gay and lesbian couples the same rights and benefits that the state provides to married couples. It also would have made Hawaii one of six states that essentially grant the rights of marriage to same-sex couples without authorizing marriage itself. Five other states and the District of Columbia permit same-sex marriage.
Yeah! We're protecting the definition of marriage from being... oh wait it wouldn't have called it marriage... so why was this veto'd?

Oh yeah cause faggots are bad... :shock: and they wanna us and all our children gay :roll:

**** sakes! Give the people their rights and get the government out of it.
 

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Crap... Lol I didn't know this thread was here and I already posted one this morning in the breaking news section:lol: If the mods want to they can merge the threads or something.
 
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