Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, sounded confident that his state would be next to legalize gay marriage.

Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star-Advertiseer that a special fall session on the issue of marriage equality is “very likely.”

“I think we can put together something that can achieve a solid majority, that will give us the opportunity to establish marriage equality in the state of Hawaii commensurate with the recent Supreme Court decisions, and will satisfy and resolve the issues that are presently before the appeals court on the mainland,” Abercrombie told a gathering of state Democrats, according to The Washington Post.

House Democrats will gather this week to gauge support for the measure. Senate leaders say they have the votes.

Abercrombie's chef of staff, Blake Oshiro, is in the process of drafting the legislation. As a House member, Oshiro authored and championed Hawaii's 2011 civil unions law.

A two-thirds majority of lawmakers is needed to call a special session. Despite holding overwhelming majorities in both legislative chambers, Democrats cannot meet the threshold by themselves and are therefore relying on Abercrombie to call a special session.

(Related: Majority support for gay marriage in Hawaii.)