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Focus of marriage debate now about religious freedom

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 24, 2013

~~<p>The reality of the gay marriage issue in Hawaii is this: Neil Abercrombie had 142,304 votes and Mufi Hannemann had 90,590.</p>
<p>Same-sex marriage was an issue in the 2010 primary election for Democrats large and small. On the statewide stage, Abercrombie and Hannemann had different opinions, and on a more granular level, in Pearl City's House district, state Rep. Blake Oshiro, openly gay, defeated former Councilman Gary Okino, an aggressive critic of gays and same-sex marriage.</p>
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The reality of the gay marriage issue in Hawaii is this: Neil Abercrombie had 142,304 votes and Mufi Hannemann had 90,590.

Same-sex marriage was an issue in the 2010 primary election for Democrats large and small. On the statewide stage, Abercrombie and Hannemann had different opinions, and on a more granular level, in Pearl City's House district, state Rep. Blake Oshiro, openly gay, defeated former Councilman Gary Okino, an aggressive critic of gays and same-sex marriage. Login for more...



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