By Oskar Garcia, Associated Press
The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination. Senators passed the bill 19-4 with two lawmakers excused.
For the past year, we have had the privilege of spotlighting 16 LGBTQ women in our community. We’ve read about musicians, LGBTQ activists, pride volunteers, and business owners. With over 1,300 votes, you voted for Suzanne McArdle as the 2013 W.Y.S.M. of the Year.