The following senators voted yes:
- Sen. Rosalyn Baker (D - West Maui, South Maui)
- Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland (D - Downtown, Nuuanu, Liliha)
- Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz (D - Wheeler, Wahiawa, Schofield)
- Sen. J. Kalani English (D - Molokai, Lanai, Upcountry Maui, Hana)
- Sen. Will Espero (D - Ewa Beach, Iroquois Point)
- Sen. Brickwood Galuteria (D - Kakaako, McCully, Waikiki)
- Sen. Josh Green (D - Naalehu, Kailua-Kona)
- Sen. Clayton Hee (D - Heeia, Laie, Waialua)
- Sen. David Ige (D - Pearl Harbor, Pearl City, Aiea)
- Sen. Les Ihara, Jr. (D - Moiliili, Kaimuki, Palolo)
- Sen. Gilbert Kahele (D - Hilo)
- Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran (D - Waihee, Wailuku, Kahului)
- Sen. Michelle Kidani (D - Mililani, Waikele, Kunia)
- Sen. Clarence Nishihara (D - Waipahu, Pearl City)
- Sen. Russell Ruderman (D - Puna)
- Sen. Maile Shimabukuro (D - Kalaeloa, Waianae, Makaha)
- Sen. Malama Solomon (D - Naalehu, Kailua-Kona)
- Sen. Brian Taniguchi (D - Makiki, Tantalus, Manoa_
- Sen. Jill Tokuda (D - Kailua, Kaneohe)
- Sen. Laura Thielen (D - Hawaii Kai, Waimanalo, Kailua)
The following senators voted no:
- Sen. Mike Gabbard (D - Kapolei, Makakilo)
- Vice President Ronald Kouchi (D - Kauai, Niihau)
- Sen. Sam Slom (R - Diamond Head, Kahala, Hawaii Kai)
- President Donna Mercado Kim (D - Kalihi Valley, Moanalua, Halawa)
Senator Glenn Wakai (D - Kalihi, Salt Lake, Aliamanu) was excused from the vote, due to a death in the family.
Following the vote, ACLU Legal Director Lois Perrin said, "We are cautiously optimistic. This is a great moment for Hawai'i. This is the beginning of a terrific step forward. We have been debating this issue for over 20 years and the Senate has taken a significant step to make sure that we will have the freedom to marry in Hawai'i. We commend the Senate and Chair Hee, specifically, for really exhibiting true leadership this week in this movement."
"I think the public should be disappointed, I'm not. I mean it was all scripted. Everything was known before we got here. This really was a drama," Sen. Slom said.
SB 1 is already making it's way through the House. It passed it's first reading, but not without a fight and a lot of political posturing. It now advances to both the Judiciary and Finance committees for a public hearing, which has been scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. in the State Capitol auditorium.
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