After clearing the Senate hurdle last week, Hawaii’s House of Representatives approved a same-sex marriage bill late Saturday.
Lawmakers approved the bill to allow marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples in a 30-to-19 vote, Reuters reports. Earlier this week Illinois passed a similar measure, which means the two states will become the 15th and 16th states to recognize gay marriage, respectively.
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Hawaii’s Senate passed the bill on Wednesday, but a House amendment means that the bill will return to the Senate for a final vote. State legislative rules prevent the Senate from passing it until Tuesday, according to aides.
Governor Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session last month to address the issue, is expected to sign the bill into law.