[ 572B-9]  Benefits, protections, and responsibilities.  Partners to a civil union lawfully entered into pursuant to this chapter shall have all the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities under law, whether derived from statutes, administrative rules, court decisions, the common law, or any other source of civil law, as are granted to those who contract, obtain a license, and are solemnized pursuant to chapter 572.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 572B-9

  • Civil union: means a union between two individuals established pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 572B-1
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.