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Hawaii’s online application system to be upgraded to comply with Marriage Equality Act

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMA large gathering of priests and congregants from different faiths gathered on the steps of the state Capitol on Nov. 6 to support the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Hawaii. The Rev. Jonipher Kupono Kwong of First Unitarian Church of Hono­lulu
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    A large gathering of priests and congregants from different faiths gathered on the steps of the state Capitol on Nov. 6 to support the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Hawaii. The Rev. Jonipher Kupono Kwong of First Unitarian Church of Hono­lulu

Due to system upgrades needed to comply with Hawaii’s new Marriage Equality Act, the state’s online marriage application process will not be available on Sunday. 

The system will resume operation on Monday. Marriage license applications will be available at: https://marriage.ehawaii.gov. 

In a news release issued today, state registrar Alvin Onaka said couples may begin using the online system at midnight Monday for a “convenient, accurate and efficient process” that can provide access to an electronic certificate within two business days.

Developed in partnership with ehawaii.gov, Hawaii’s online marriage application system can accommodate anywhere from one to 1,000 applicants at any time. 

A list of frequently asked questions and answers about Hawaii’s Marriage Equality Act of 2013 is now available at http://governor.hawaii.gov/blog/marriage-in-hawaii/

On Nov. 12, the state Senate gave final approval to a marriage equality bill, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed it into law the next day. Hawaii is one of 16 states, plus Washington, D.C., to legalize gay marriage. Gay couples may get married in Hawaii, starting Monday.

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