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Governor hears from supporters of civil unions bill

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By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Governor Linda Lingle Tuesday continued to meet people on both sides of the civil unions issue.

Supporters of the civil unions bill met with the governor. Lingle spoke with opponents of House Bill 444 Monday.

The legislation gives same-sex and heterosexual couples the rights, benefits and protections of marriage.

The meetings are Lingle's first face-to-face discussions with both sides of the issue.

"It was a good, it was a very good meeting," Civil unions supporter Tambry Young said. "We shared our ideas, our thoughts, our perspective in support of what we hope that she feels is all about equal rights."

People on the other side of this issue say they hope the governor makes the right choice.

"We don't see it as a battlefield of one against another," Civil unions opponent Elwin Ahu said. "We're just looking for what is right for the community. What is the best? Given the time and circumstances we live in."

Lingle must let lawmakers know which bills she'll veto by June 21.

July 6 is the last day she'll have to sign House Bill 444, veto it or let it become law without her signature.

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