Let the Hawaii Civil Unions Bill Become Law!
Republican Governor Linda Lingle is reportedly undecided about whether to sign or veto Hawaii's civil unions bill.
On April 29th, the Hawaii Legislature overwhelmingly passed House Bill 444, which grants same-sex couples in civil unions "the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities" as those enjoyed by married couples.
IF SIGNED INTO LAW, this bill will dramatically improve the lives of thousands of Hawaii families, and it will help add momentum to the nation-wide movement for equal rights.
IF VETOED, it could be years before Hawaiians get another chance to take a step towards equality.
Governor Lingle has until July 6th to sign, veto, or allow the bill to automatically become law.
Add your voice today, before it's too late! Make sure Governor Lingle hears your story and knows how important this issue is to you!
|437||Wed Jun 23 12:29:35 EDT 2010||Anonymous||I have visited Hawaii 5 times in the past few years. This legislation is important to equal rights but also the Hawaiian economy.|
|436||Tue Jun 22 18:11:06 EDT 2010||Cathy||It's the right thing to do.|
|435||Tue Jun 22 17:28:44 EDT 2010||Stephanie Rodriguez|
|434||Tue Jun 22 09:31:13 EDT 2010||David||Sign the bill, or start sleeping in!|
|433||Tue Jun 22 08:38:45 EDT 2010||Marsha||Keep your promise.|
|432||Tue Jun 22 02:24:35 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|431||Tue Jun 22 01:51:19 EDT 2010||Brittany||All people deserve to be treated equally.|
|430||Mon Jun 21 22:27:16 EDT 2010||Alan|
|429||Mon Jun 21 22:22:14 EDT 2010||Jill||Please take this step for equality.|
|428||Mon Jun 21 22:17:44 EDT 2010||Tyler||Do the right thing and sign the bill into law!!|
|427||Mon Jun 21 22:12:45 EDT 2010||Justin||Dont turn your back on the promise of 2002!|
|426||Mon Jun 21 21:57:33 EDT 2010||Laurel||Be remembered for furthering justice, not hobbling it.|
|425||Mon Jun 21 21:06:30 EDT 2010||Michael||Do this for the love and happiness people have in their hearts and want to share with someone who completes them|
|424||Mon Jun 21 20:56:00 EDT 2010||Kevin|
|423||Mon Jun 21 18:27:20 EDT 2010||Toby|
|422||Mon Jun 21 17:45:06 EDT 2010||Patricia||Vote for either civil unions or same sex mariage. it's only the right thing to do.
People should not be denied the rights of other due to sexual persuasion.
|421||Fri Jun 11 10:09:30 EDT 2010||Michael|
|420||Thu Jun 10 21:39:23 EDT 2010||Carol Berlin|
|419||Thu Jun 10 16:09:38 EDT 2010||Jennifer|
|418||Thu Jun 10 15:54:44 EDT 2010||Brandie|
|417||Thu Jun 10 15:44:10 EDT 2010||Harper Jean||I hope Governor Lingle will decide to be on the right side of history.|
|416||Tue Jun 01 06:30:50 EDT 2010||Jon Singleton|
|415||Sun May 30 02:39:52 EDT 2010||Michael|
|414||Tue May 25 17:46:50 EDT 2010||Blair||Hawaii is my all time favorite place in the world. As a marriage commissioner in Canada which has legalized same-sex marriage, we are doing just fine. It is my sincere hope that Hawaii will demonstrate More....|
|413||Sat May 22 21:51:22 EDT 2010||Patricia|