On Tuesday, the Hawaiian Senate gave its approval on the gay marriage bill – hence granting same sex couples the right to marry each other. Already, Hawaii has been popular as a place for honeymoon destinations and weddings.
With the recent approval on gay marriage, Hawaii will be openly regarded as the “pioneer in helping people spread the cause of homosexual matrimony.” The overall vote ratio concerning this bill was 19 : 4, which not only called for celebration, but also encouraged supporters of the bill to wear flowered garland leis while cheering and applauding.
After Governor Neil Abercrombie signs the bill permanently in the law, Hawaii will be the 15th U.S. State for legalized gay marriage. The bill grants right to both male and female couples to go for same sex relationships and marriage options. Abercrombie is expected to sign the bill on Wednesday. However, the new law will come into effect on December 2, 2013.
More than twenty years ago, the Supreme Court in Hawaii barred gay marriage. This caused supporters of the current bill to speak for their rights on a widespread scale. Back in 2012, the gay marriage culture was legally recognized by District of Columbia and few other States, such as (but not limited to) Washington, Maine and Maryland.
Needless to say, the religious conservatives and activists are still protesting against gay marriage throughout the country.