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Same-sex marriage should be legalized now

By Tambry and Suzanne Young

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 31, 2013

~~<p>Judging from recent press reports, we seem to be mired in all kinds of maneuvers surrounding marriage equality -- vote counting; a push for constitutional amendments to keep marriage confined to heterosexuals; motions to censure Democrats who veer from the party platform on equal rights; more vote counting to see if a special session makes sense; revisiting what this candidate or that said a decade ago -- or last year -- about traditional marriage, and whether it should matter; playing guessing games about what the governor or the Legislature will or will not do, and when.</p>
<p>Have we lost sight of the fact that this isn't about process? It's about real people and families. Marriage equality is all about people being free to live their lives with peace of mind and security. Political wrangling should not keep us from doing the right thing. It's time right now to make marriage equality a reality in Hawaii.</p>
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Judging from recent press reports, we seem to be mired in all kinds of maneuvers surrounding marriage equality -- vote counting; a push for constitutional amendments to keep marriage confined to heterosexuals; motions to censure Democrats who veer from the party platform on equal rights; more vote counting to see if a special session makes sense; revisiting what this candidate or that said a decade ago -- or last year -- about traditional marriage, and whether it should matter; playing guessing games about what the governor or the Legislature will or will not do, and when.

Have we lost sight of the fact that this isn't about process? It's about real people and families. Marriage equality is all about people being free to live their lives with peace of mind and security. Political wrangling should not keep us from doing the right thing. It's time right now to make marriage equality a reality in Hawaii. Login for more...



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