Two House committees pass equality billUPDATED 6:48 PM HST Nov 05, 2013Video Transcript
The vote came within the past 25 minutes and included a few amendments.. Let's go immediately to KITV-4's Catherine Cruz -- who's been following the latest developments every step of the way. She's standing by LIVE at the State Capitol with the VERY latest. cruzer ad lib intro - nats - Yuki Kobayashi was the final speaker of this unprecedented legislative hearing. His two minute buzzer was met with applause. Outside same sex marriage supporters were happy to learn that the state of Illinois moved a step closer to being the 15th state to give the nod to marraige equality. - Dan Abrahamsson 47:52 - 48:00 -"I just hope that will be one little extra power make it esaier for some representatives to vote for this bill," - Lisa Kirch 49: 09 - " I think it comes at great time," But supporters of traditional marriage were still hopeful their presence and sheer numbers would sway some lawmakers to vote the way of the majority of testifiers--some vowing to unleash their power during the next election. - Tracy Correia 50: 09 - 50:20 As far as illinois, thats an ace for them but in Hawaii there are a lot of churchesI love my friends but its not in the book and I am catholic and I go by the book." - Earl Shiraki 51:52 -51: 58 -"They got to kill em. Just trying to be hopeful otherwise, that is the last time they are going to be in office," House lawmakers amended the bill cruzer ad lib live tag Governor Neil Abercrombie just released a statement saying 2 C1 2 C1 2 C1 Governor Neil Abercrombie just released a statement saying -- "the amendments outlined in House Draft 1 strike a balance between the bill that was introduced by the Legislature and concerns raised in written and oral testimony during public hearings... We urge the legislature to pass this bill, which will provide marriage equity and fully recognize religious beliefs in that context."