Gay Rights

Hawaii Governor Vetoes Civil Unions

Hawaii isn’t paradise for everyone: Republican Governor Linda Lingle vetoed a bill allowing same-sex civil unions Tuesday, the very last day she had to decide whether to sign the legislation passed in April—after weeks of airing emotional appeals from those favoring and opposing it. Lingle said the decision to legalize civil unions should be left up to voters. Pro-civil union activists, whom Lingle had invited to her press conference announcing the decision, vowed to keep fighting.