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Meeting set on draft of gay marriage bill

    Gov. Neil Abercrombie speaks during an equality rally organized by the Honolulu Council of the group MoveOn.Org on Wednesday

Democrats in the state House plan to meet with Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the attorney general today to discuss a draft of gay marriage legislation as Abercrombie considers whether to call a special session on the issue.

A spokeswoman for the House of Representatives said Thursday the meeting is to be held at the state Capitol.

The meeting comes more than a week after Abercrombie released an 18-page draft of legislation that would allow marriage licenses to be issued starting Oct. 3 and ceremonies to begin Nov. 1.

Also Thursday, several dozen Hawaii businesses endorsed the legislation, including Waikiki hotel operator Aqua Hotels & Resorts and several wedding-related businesses. The businesses aligned themselves with Hawaii United for Marriage, a group advocating a special session.

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