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Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs the Hawaii Civil Unions Bill into law at a ceremony in Honolulu on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. The new law makes Hawaii the seventh state to give essentially the same rights of marriage to same-sex couples through civil unions or similar laws. Five other states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)
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Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs the Hawaii Civil Unions Bill into law at a ceremony in Honolulu on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. The new law makes Hawaii the seventh state to give essentially the same rights of marriage to same-sex couples through civil unions or similar laws. Five other states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

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