Hawaii’s Gov. Linda Lingle has Opportunity to Uphold Traditional Marriage
May 28, 2010 1 Comment
Hawaii — “I want to wait and hear people out. I’ll also say that I’ve gone back and forth as people have written in to me—people I respect a lot.”
Contrary to the polls which reveal that over 60 percent of Hawaiian constituents do not want same gender marriage to be made legal there, legislature that would do just that has been pushed through, passing both Hawaii’s House and Senate.
Now HB 444 is before Governor Linda Lingle for a possible veto.
Recently, Lingle commented on the bill saying, “I did have a chance to read the bill and it does appear to me, on reading it, that it really is same-sex marriage, but by a different name.”
According to reports, Lingle is opposed to the measure, however, she has also said she wants to continue meeting with people on both sides of the issue.
“I want to wait and hear people out,” said Lingle. “I’ll also say that I’ve gone back and forth as people have written in to me—people I respect a lot.”
For those who are concerned with the legislation, the time to make their voices heard is now, as Gov. Lingle must make a decision soon.
To voice your opinion on the HB 444, call the Governor’s Office at: 808-586-0034.