The Beat

Special Session Coming for Hawaii Marriage Equality?

·By civilbeat

State Rep. Chris Lee, a Democrat close to House leadership, is telling supporters that fellow legislators and Gov. Neil Abercrombie are considering a special session “to bring marriage equality to Hawaii.”

Lee states, “We know delaying until 2014 will make Hawaii ground zero for a national war on this issue. Instead, we can — and should — resolve this now, in 2013, on our own terms and in our own way. We are at the threshold of history. … It’s simple. We are all equal in Hawaii.”

And: “As a legislator,