RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS. Description: Recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex. Extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive. Effective 12/2/13.
The committee on JUD recommends that the measure be PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Rhoads, Belatti, Brower, Coffman, Kawakami, Lee, Wooley, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; 5 Noes: Har, Carroll, Ito, Tsuji, McDermott; and None Excused 11/5/2013 H The committee on FIN recommends that the measure be PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Nishimoto, Hashem, Ing, Kobayashi, Lowen, Morikawa, Onishi, Takayama, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 7 Noes: Johanson, Cullen, Jordan, Tokioka, Woodson, Fukumoto, Ward; and None Excused 11/6/2013 H Reported from JUD/FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 4) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
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