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Obama's statement on same-sex marriage bill passage in Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:44 p.m. HST, Nov 12, 2013

Statement by President Barack Obama on the passage of the marriage equality bill in Hawaii:

"I want to congratulate the Hawaii State Legislature on passing legislation in support of marriage equality. With today's vote, Hawaii joins a growing number of states that recognize that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated fairly and equally under the law. Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation. I've always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today's vote makes me even prouder. And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to all those in Hawaii whose families will now be given the security and respect they deserve."

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danji wrote:
obama ou should have introduced a bill for conen all states wouldb uner the samw lw as Mr. King did. but you are a phoney. I am for equal rights and so another type of law should be passed and infringe on a moral isse like "marrige".
on November 12,2013 | 04:58PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Wowzie. Some of what you're smoking!
on November 12,2013 | 10:07PM
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