(Honolulu, Hawaii) "A Senate committee Wednesday was deadlocked on legislation to give same-sex couples in Hawaii all of the rights of marriage, but without the name.
After 15 hours of often emotional testimony on Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary and Government Operations Committee met early Wednesday, voting 3-3.
Senate leaders are now faced with mustering enough votes to take
the bill from the committee and move it directly to the Senate floor
for a vote. One-third of the Senate, or nine of its 25 members, would
have to agree to recall the bill. The earliest that would happen would
be March 10."