By Derrick DePledge
Gov. Neil Abercrombie met privately on Friday morning with state Senate Democrats to discuss the special session on marriage equality.
The caucus had been scheduled before the governor on Monday announced the Oct. 28 special session. Sources say the scope of a religious exemption in the draft gay marriage bill was among the issues discussed.
Internal vote counts have shown that as many as 20 of the 25 senators support marriage equality.