July 7, 2010

Another Blow to Gay Rights!!!

Posted in Democracy for All!, Justice, Leadership, Our World, Social/Economic Issues, Speak out! tagged , , , , , at 11:52 am by CrystalineGoddess

Gov. Linda Lingle Fails Hawaii’s Gays and Lesbians

by Michael A. JonesJuly 06, 2010 06:33 PM (PT)

Sweeping legislation that would have allowed the state of Hawaii to recognize same-sex civil unions was essentially driven off a cliff by Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, with a stinging veto that will prevent same-sex couples from achieving many of the same benefits and rights given to Hawaii’s heterosexual couples.

Speaking before a press conference in Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu, Gov. Lingle announced that she was vetoing the civil unions bill because she thought that civil unions ran too close to marriage, and that Hawaii citizens should have the ultimate say in whether same-sex couples deserve to have their relationships recognized by the state.

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