Joe posted earlier, “Things are moving fast for the civil unions bill in Hawaii. The Senate already passed the legislation. Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee approved it. Next stop, the House floor — and that will happen soon:”

It happened!

State House members approved a proposal today to legalize civil unions in Hawaii.

Members approved the proposal by a 31-19 vote. One member, Rep. Rida Cabanilla, was absent.

The bill now goes back to the Senate, which passed a similar version of the measure last month. If the Senate agrees to changes in the bill made by the House, the measure would go to Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who supports civil unions legislation.

The stain FOREVER remains on Linda Lingle’s legacy.