Supporters and opponents of House Bill 444 are gathered at the state Capitol today to await Gov. Linda Lingle’s decision on whether to legalize civil unions in Hawaii. See the scene in Civil Beat photos.


Supporters of House Bill 444 comfort one another after Lingle’s veto announcement. (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


Alana Hope, 21, cries with a friend after Lingle’s veto announcement. (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


HB444 opponent ready to take action (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


A copy of the New Testament carried by an HB444 opponent. (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


HB444 opponents unify in white on the fifth floor of the Capitol (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


“No to 444” (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


HB444 supporter sharing a moment with a keiki (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


HB444 supporters gather at the Capitol (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)



Supporters of HB444 sign-waving (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


People from both sides engage in a conversation (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


The State Capitol (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)


A supporter of HB444 sits down to make a sign (Credit: Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat)

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