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Colin Porter waves a flag with other supporters of same-sex marriage as they celebrate while the Hawaii State Senate convenes to approve the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Hawaii, in Honolulu

Colin Porter (C) waves a flag with other supporters of same-sex marriage as they celebrate while the Hawaii State Senate convenes to approve the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Hawaii, in Honolulu November 12, 2013. Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has indicated he would swiftly sign the measure into law once it clears the Senate, making Hawaii the 15th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

Gay marriage in Hawaii

Hawaii was poised to become the 15th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples on Wednesday, with the governor expected to sign a bill legalizing same-sex matrimony a day after it won a final nod from lawmakers. (Reuters)