"Nearly half of Hawaiian voters support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, according to a new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling. The poll found that 49 percent of voters support the legalization of same-sex marriages, while only 40 percent oppose the measure. Eleven percent of respondents were undecided.
Hawaii was the first state to enter the gay marriage fray when a constitutional amendment was passed in 1998 defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. However, the Hawaii Legislature passed a bill earlier this year making it the seventh state to legalize civil unions."