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Gay Dems complain about marriage bill

Eleven lawmakers are named in filings that claim they defied the party's platform

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 20, 2013

~~<p>Gay activists in the Demo&shy;cratic Party of Hawaii said Tuesday they have filed complaints against 11 state House and Senate Demo&shy;crats for sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would ask voters whether marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman.</p>
<p>The activists claim that by sponsoring bills calling for the constitutional amendment, lawmakers were actively working against the party's platform, which supports equal marriage rights.</p>
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Gay activists in the Demo­cratic Party of Hawaii said Tuesday they have filed complaints against 11 state House and Senate Demo­crats for sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would ask voters whether marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman.

The activists claim that by sponsoring bills calling for the constitutional amendment, lawmakers were actively working against the party's platform, which supports equal marriage rights. Login for more...



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