Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee members hear testimony on Monday, October 28, on a proposal to legalize gay marriage in Hawaii
Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee members hear testimony on Monday, October 28, on a proposal to legalize gay marriage in Hawaii

The Hawaii House Committees on Judiciary and Finance will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 1 (SB1) on October 31 at 10 a.m. in the capitol auditorium.

According to a House press release, SB 1 recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex and extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive.

The bill, which was heard on Monday by the state Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee, will need to pass the full Senate before being transmitted to the House.

More than 3,000 people submitted testimony to the Senate on SB 1, and some 1,800 people signed up to testify.

 

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