By Derrick DePledge
State House Democrats have scheduled a private caucus on Friday to meet with Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Attorney General David Louie on marriage equality.
Abercrombie has released the draft of a gay marriage bill and has asked lawmakers for feedback before he makes a decision on whether to call a special session.
A majority in the House support gay marriage, but House Speaker Joseph Souki has said he wants a firmer commitment from lawmakers before signalling to the governor that there are the votes for the bill in special session. The state Senate has the votes for the bill.
Other House sources have said that Abercrombie may have to make his decision without the benefit of a solid House vote count.
The private caucus is scheduled for Friday morning at the state Capitol.