Friday, May 7, 2010

Hawaii Legislators Approve Same-Sex Civil Unions

Today, people are entitled to have their own sexual preference. In fact, laws are being made just to accommodate the needs of gays and lesbians in the society.

The Hawaii House of representatives recently approved a bill that will allow the creation of same-sex civil unions.

According to reports, a 31-20 house vote gave the much-needed legislative approval to these civil unions. The bill was approved in the Senate in January.

Under this bill, lesbian and gay couples will be entitled to enjoy the same benefits and rights that are provided by the state to married couples.

Reports said the bill was revived during the legislative’s last session for the year; right after House Majority Leader Blake Oshiro made a motion for everyone to reassess it.

Legislators were unable to act on this issue immediately due to worries that the “Democratic-controlled House" will not be able to gather enough number of votes to overrule Gov. Linda Lingle if ever she decides to veto it.