HONOLULU, Hawaii – The marathon public hearing before Hawaii’s House Committees on Judiciary and Finance will continue on Monday, the legislature announced Saturday evening, before the day’s testimony had even concluded.
Thousands have already spoken out on Senate Bill 1, which “recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex and extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive.”
After first passing through the Senate during the special legislative session called for by Governor Neil Abercrombie, SB1 is now going through the House. It was referred to the joint committee, and representatives who sit on either the Committee on Judiciary or the Committee on Finance have already sat through three full days of public testimony.
The hearing will continue on Monday, November 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium.