Categorized | Government, News

Governor Abercrombie signs civil unions bill into law

Get the Flash Player to see this video.

Mobile version of video
Video by Office of the Governor, State of Hawaii


Honolulu – Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law the civil union bill making Hawai’i the seventh state in the nation to recognize civil unions. The bill signing ceremony took place this afternoon at Washington Place among key lawmakers and about 100 invited guests who helped move passage of the measure through the legislature.

“The legalization of civil unions in Hawai’i is long overdue,” stated Governor Abercrombie. “People have worked long and hard work for this day. This is a prime example of exercising civic courage. It is about doing what is right, no matter how difficult, no matter how much opposition.”

The bill signing ceremony was streamed live on the internet via the Governor’s website ( and broadcast live on local news stations.

Governor Abercrombie added, “Civil unions respect our diversity, protect people’s privacy, and reinforce our core values of equality and aloha.”

Act 1 of the 2011 Legislative session will take effect on January 1, 2012. It extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



Become a fan on facebook

Photos on flickr

Stock Quotes

NASDAQ4995.13  chart-17.99
S&P 5002071.90  chart-5.52
^NYA10843.4971  chart-15.4951
^TNX2.38  chart-0.04
AAPL126.09  chart-0.51
FB86.82  chart-0.09
GOOG522.56  chart+0.72
INTC30.595  chart+0.415
MSFT44.17  chart-0.28
ORCL40.21  chart-0.03
QCOM63.18  chart+0.28
ALEX39.19  chart-0.44
BOH66.54  chart-1.11
BRN2.37  chart+0.00
BYD15.01  chart+0.11
CAGU0.31  chart+0.00
CPF23.38  chart-0.90
CYAN9.66  chart+0.03
HA23.05  chart-0.06
HCOM26.00  chart-0.06
HE30.13  chart+0.33
MLP5.4757  chart-0.1243
MRPI0.0003  chart+0.0000
NNUTU3.06  chart+0.00
PLFF0.04  chart+0.00
TBNK24.70  chart+0.10
TSO90.51  chart+1.97
Jul 2, 2015 / 2:15 pm