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House vote on gay marriage will be televised

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 03:27 p.m. HST, Nov 07, 2013


Hawaii House officials say the chamber's final vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage will be broadcast live on television across the state.

The special session vote scheduled for Friday will be broadcast on Olelo Channel 54 on Oahu and community stations on Kauai, the Big Island and Maui.

The Oahu broadcaster also plans to stream the final debate and vote through a live webcast at http://www.olelo.org.

The live coverage comes after several lawmakers complained on the House floor Wednesday night that their debate was only carried on closed-circuit TV at the Hawaii Capitol.

Crowds gathered in the chamber and outside in the Capitol rotunda, with many people huddling around a television to catch what lawmakers were saying.







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gsc wrote:
It should have been televised from the beginning .....
on November 7,2013 | 02:43PM
Kahu Matu wrote:
If it had been televised then the entire state would be aware of how much opposition there is to this bill and when the governor comes out and praises it later it won't look as bad as it is. It will seem like there must have been a majority in favor. The public hypocrisy of tyranny portrayed as Democracy.
on November 7,2013 | 03:20PM
copperwire9 wrote:
If you go to the legislature's website at www.capitol.hawaii.gov and then to 'broadcasts' and the Senate and House archived webstreams, you can add up the amount of live tv coverage SB1 has been given so far. I just did that. It adds up to about 72 hours, and more to come.
on November 7,2013 | 03:51PM
opalaedo wrote:
Hawaii News Now also did live streaming on its website for viewers to watch each day on their mobile phones and computers. I think people were well informed.
on November 7,2013 | 03:59PM
anthokie wrote:
now we know who to vote for next election day, please keep their name on the list so don't mistake voting televised is not necessarily, requested special session by law-maker, decision by law-makers, not by people of Hawaii televised, We already know the answer, Testimony, Sign-waving, only waste energy, time and money.
on November 7,2013 | 04:06PM
anthokie wrote:
Now we know who to vote for next election day, please keep their name on the list so don't mistake voting. Televised is not necessarily, requested special session by law-maker, decision by law-makers, not by people of Hawaii. We already know the answer, Testimony, Sign-waving, only waste energy, time and money.
on November 7,2013 | 04:10PM
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