Civil Union | Gay Lesbian - Hawaii Oahu Maui Kauai > Steps to Getting Civil Unions In Hawaii > Who will be eligible to perform or officiate a legal civil union ceremony?
Please note: This provides general information, not legal advice. Entering a civil union will be a major step because the law provides all spousal rights and obligations under Hawaii law to civil union partners. Yet, you may still need wills, powers of attorney, second parent adoptions, and other legal documents to protect you, especially when traveling. You should consult an attorney about your needs. Long-term couples and those with significant property especially should get advice about possible tax consequences and ways to protect pre-civil union property.
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A civil union shall become valid ONLY UPON COMPLETION of a solemnization by a person LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT 1. Couples are advised to verify that the person who will be performing their civil union ceremony is licensed. Couples are advised to ask to see the solemnizer's license before attempting to solemnize their union.