Hawaii House moves same-sex marriage bill to final vote

Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:10:56 AM HST   Updated On: Nov 06 2013 09:54:14 PM HST

The Hawaii House has moved forward a bill to legalize gay marriage to a final vote after a nearly 11-hour hearing that featured political maneuvering and crowds outside the chamber.

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The House voted Wednesday night 30-18 to move forward the bill, with three members excused. The bill will go to a final reading on Friday.

If it passes the House, the bill will have to be approved by the state Senate because of three amendments.

The vote came after several rejected attempts to modify and change the bill, plus smaller votes that revealed support to move along the measure.

House lawmakers took turns giving testimony that ranged from sarcastic to emotional.

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