HONOLULU — With Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie expected to sign a same-sex marriage bill today, the Aloha State is poised to become the 15th state to legalize gay weddings.
The state Senate passed SB 1 Tuesday afternoon in a 19-4 vote. Once Abercrombie concurs, couples could marry as soon as Dec. 2. The governor, a vocal proponent of same-sex marriage, called the Legislature into special session to consider the issue.