According to The Honolulu Advertiser, the Hawaii State Senate passed a civil unions bill with a veto-proof majority, 18-7. The bill now returns to the house where it is certain to pass, although passing with a veto-proof majority (2/3 of the vote) is less certain. The house needs 34 votes for their passage t be veto proof. They have previously passed the civil unions bill with 33 votes, but one representative was absent from the vote.
The Lt. Governor of Hawaii has come out clearly against civil unions. Governor Linda Lingle has been less vocal about her thinking.