SB 1, HD 1 expands the bill's original religious exemptions to protect clergy from refusing to perform wedding ceremonies and religious institutions from being compelled to allow wedding celebrations or provide wedding goods or services to a same-sex couple.
"I look forward to signing this significant piece of legislation, which provides marriage equity and fully recognizes and protects religious freedoms," said Governor Neil Abercrombie, who is scheduled to sign the bill Wednesday morning at the Convention Center. "Today,we celebrate our diversity defining us rather than dividing us," the statement from the Governor's Office went on to say.
Once signed by the Governor, it will go into effect December 2, 2013.
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