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Gov and state’s tepid stand on same-sex marriage odd

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013

~~<p>Apparently the last time Hawaii really frightened the rest of the states was in 1993, when our state Supreme Court wrote the ruling that started the whole same-sex marriage debate.</p>
<p>It started with the argument by Steven Levinson, then an associate justice of the state Supreme Court. He said Hawaii needed to demonstrate &quot;a compelling state interest&quot; to deny marriage licenses to three same-sex couples.</p>
~~

Apparently the last time Hawaii really frightened the rest of the states was in 1993, when our state Supreme Court wrote the ruling that started the whole same-sex marriage debate.

It started with the argument by Steven Levinson, then an associate justice of the state Supreme Court. He said Hawaii needed to demonstrate "a compelling state interest" to deny marriage licenses to three same-sex couples. Login for more...



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