Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today issued the following statement on Governor Neil Abercrombie's signing into law legislation that establishes civil unions in Hawaii:
"This is a landmark day for the State of Hawaii. I want to recognize the hard work of Hawaii's lawmakers and grass roots organizations that made this moment possible. This legislation is about equality and providing basic civil rights and protections to all people of Hawaii. I appreciate the legislature's action on this measure and share Governor Abercrombie's respect for our island's diversity and constitutional rights."