It was a foregone conclusion at the end of last week, but now it’s official: Hawai’i is the sixteenth marriage equality state (or the fifteenth, depending on whether you’re counting by when the law passes versus when it takes effect).
After two decades of attempts, Hawaii has just passed same-sex marriage into law. The vote was 19-4, with two excused. Governor Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, is expected to sign the legislation during a special invitation-only event tomorrow. The Aloha state is now the sixteenth to extend the institution of marriage to same-sex couples.
More about the final vote at the link above.