Same sex couples will be ringing in the 2012 New Year in a new way in Hawaii. Just signed today, Wednesday the 16th, was a bill that will legalize same sex marriages on the island state.

Is it just me or do you also think that a tourism genius was behind the push for this decision?  It's going to be quite the site come January 1, 2012.

The Associated Press - NPR.org

The Hawaii Legislature approved a bill on Wednesday allowing civil unions for same-sex couples, sending the measure to the state's Democratic governor, who has said he will sign it into law.

Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office said he intends to sign the bill within 10 days, and civil unions would begin Jan. 1, 2012.

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