Kristin Bacon of Honolulu wipes away tears of joy after the Hawaii Senate voted 18-5 to approve the Civil Unions bill at the Hawaii State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 in Honolulu. Hawaii Gov. Neil... more 
Kristin Bacon of Honolulu wipes away tears of joy after the Hawaii Senate voted 18-5 to approve the Civil Unions bill at the Hawaii State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 in Honolulu. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said if the bill is passed he will sign it into law. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Eugene Tanner
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 7:34 AM EST