After 12 hours of hearing from hundreds of people on both sides of the contentious gay marriage issue, the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee passed Senate Bill 1 allowing same-sex couples to marry in Hawaii.

The committee voted 5-2 shortly after 10 p.m. Sens. Sam Slom, a Republican, and Mike Gabbard, a Democrat, voted against the bill.

The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote then to House for more hearings where it faces a less certain future.

Read Civil Beat’s full report on the day-long special session as well as a live blog of the day.

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