HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is presenting lawmakers with a draft of legislation that would legalize gay marriage in Hawaii.
Abercrombie on Wednesday stopped short of saying he would call a special session to pass the bill but said it was a clear possibility.
He spoke at an afternoon rally outside the state Capitol and to reporters afterward.
If lawmakers pass a bill, Hawaii would join 13 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that have legalized gay marriage. Hawaii is already among a handful of states that allow same-sex civil unions, which gay marriage advocates say stops short of the full benefits of marriage.
Proponents of gay marriage in the state renewed their efforts after seeing two U.S. Supreme Court rulings come down in line with their views.
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