Hawaii Legislature to Hold Special Session on Same-Sex Marriage

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) has called a special session of the state’s legislature, reports StateTrack research Connor O’Brien. During the session, which convenes Oct. 28, the legislature will consider as bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that invalidated a ban on federal benefits for same-sex couples, Abercrombie said the legislation would ensure that Hawaii’s laws provide marriage benefits to all couples regardless of sexual orientation. Hawaii law currently allows for civil unions between same-sex couples.  To view the Governor’s Proclamation, please click here.