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Okino nixed for anti-gay remarks

The former Council member had been named to the Ethics Board of Appeals

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2013

~~<p>Former City Councilman Gary Okino's unwavering comments about his intolerance of gays and lesbians spurred Hono&shy;lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to nix Okino's nomination to the city Ethics Board of Appeals.</p>
<p>At a City Council Executive Matters and Legal Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Okino told members querying him on his nomination that &quot;I have no tolerance for homosexuality&quot; and that gay people &quot;are in danger not only spiritually, but physically.&quot;</p>
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Former City Councilman Gary Okino's unwavering comments about his intolerance of gays and lesbians spurred Hono­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to nix Okino's nomination to the city Ethics Board of Appeals.

At a City Council Executive Matters and Legal Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Okino told members querying him on his nomination that "I have no tolerance for homosexuality" and that gay people "are in danger not only spiritually, but physically." Login for more...



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