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Same-sex union opponents urge referendum

Several groups feel a constitutional amendment would give voters a voice

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 12, 2013

~~<p>Chanting &quot;Let the people decide,&quot; dozens of opponents of gay marriage held a news conference at the state Capitol on Friday urging state lawmakers to put the issue before voters through a constitutional amendment.</p>
<p>The state House and Senate have been called back by Gov. Neil Abercrombie for a special session this month to debate a gay marriage bill. The governor called the session in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that legally married gay couples are entitled to federal benefits.</p>
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Chanting "Let the people decide," dozens of opponents of gay marriage held a news conference at the state Capitol on Friday urging state lawmakers to put the issue before voters through a constitutional amendment.

The state House and Senate have been called back by Gov. Neil Abercrombie for a special session this month to debate a gay marriage bill. The governor called the session in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that legally married gay couples are entitled to federal benefits. Login for more...



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