Hawaii Legislature Has Votes to Pass Same-Sex Marriage

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

UPDATED 9/6/2013 6:45 p.m.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie can call a special session on gay marriage and expect to pass it, according to a detailed Civil Beat analysis of conversations with legislators and a look at secondary sources. But it will be a close call.

Updated Civil Beat called all 51 House representatives this week and spoke to a variety of other people in the political sphere. Based on interviews with a number of lawmakers, some of whom were granted anonymity so they could comment on sensitive deliberations, the tally in favor of same-sex marriage legislation was 27 in favor, 16 opposed.

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