Reports: Hawaii Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

Bill just needs governor's signature

POSTED: 02:58 PM CST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 07:06 PM CST Nov 12, 2013 
Same-sex marriage, gay marriage

Hawaii's state Senate passed a bill legalizing gay marriage on Tuesday, The Associated Press and Fox News reported.

The bill only needs the governor's signature now, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie has said he would sign the measure, the AP reported.

Abercrombie had called lawmakers into a special session for the measure, the wire service reported.

The bill passed by a vote of 19-4 with two senators excused, the AP reported.