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UPDATE: Civil Unions Data To Chew On

As Gov. Lingle weighs her decision on House Bill 444, two new studies examine the benefits of civil unions for Hawaii.
Study: Civil Unions Could Bring Millions To State

Study: Civil Unions Could Bring Millions To State

A UH economist updates his research on the economic impact of civil unions. Conclusion: It won't cost Hawaii and may actually help the state's bottom line.

UPDATE: Same-Sex Marriage Means Big Bucks In Other States

Recent studies on the economic impact of extending marriage rights to gay couples suggest they can add millions of dollars to state coffers.

UPDATE: The Hawaii GOP Platform On Civil Unions

A closer look at what local Republicans have to say about House Bill 444.
Legal Benefits And Implications Of Civil Unions

Legal Benefits And Implications Of Civil Unions

Two documents outline in great detail what civil unions would mean to couples and to the state.
Biggest Impact Of Civil Unions Will Be On Couples

Biggest Impact Of Civil Unions Will Be On Couples

Bill will give couples equal status with marriage without forcing the rest of society to undergo major disruption, analysis finds.

UPDATE: UCLA Prof Says Couples Will Seek Civil Unions

If Hawaii approves civil unions, significant numbers of same-sex couples are likely to register for the partnership, says a national policy think-tank expert.

Bringing Understanding to the Civil Unions Issue

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