The Beat

Joint House Committee Has Votes to Pass Hawaii Gay Marriage Bill

·By civilbeat

The Finance and Judiciary committees hearing the gay marriage bill today have more than enough votes needed to advance the measure to the full House, according to a Civil Beat tally based on interviews with lawmakers.

The 30-member joint committee has at least 20 “yes” votes. Eight reps are expected to vote “no” and two are either undecided or have reservations.

The committees vote independently though. There are 13 members on the Judiciary Committee, of which at least eight are expected to vote “yes.” The Finance Committee has