Members of the civil rights organization that led the Hawai‘i fight for civil unions say the New York Legislature’s historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage will “serve as a catalyst” for gay marriage locally.
“Our goal is to achieve full marriage equality in Hawai‘i for same-sex couples,” Alan Spector, Equality Hawai‘i co-chair, told Civil Beat. “Civil unions are an important step in that process, but they don’t represent full social and legal equality.”
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