Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie said on Friday that he'll decide “shortly” whether to call a special session to consider legalizing gay marriage.

“Everything that can possibly be said has been said, every issue that could possibly be worked on has been,” Abercrombie told the AP. “So it's just a matter now, I think, of taking a look at what the final wording of the bill might be and I'll make the decision very shortly.”

Abercrombie made his comments after meeting with House Democrats to discuss the issue.

The meeting comes more than a week after Abercrombie released a marriage bill drafted by his office.

Senate leaders say they have the votes needed to approve the marriage bill. But the House appears to remain divided.

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 the special session.

Democratic House Speaker Joseph Souki said after the meeting that he believes the governor wants to “get this over with.”

“Like most people he's getting tired of the pressure that he's getting on both sides,” Souki told the AP.

Rep. Chris Lee, a Democrat, added: “I did get the sense that the governor is inclined to act.”

Hawaii is one of four states which recognize the relationships of gay and lesbian couples with civil unions. The others are Colorado, Illinois and New Jersey.

Backers say the fall of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June has made passage of a marriage bill critical since the federal government will not recognize civil unions. Without the special session, the legislation is not likely to be considered until next year.

Opponents have also criticized the cost associated with a special session. Rep. Beth Fukumoto, a Republican, estimated the 5-day session would run $25,800.

(Related: Hawaiian bishop calls gay marriage the devil's handiwork.)