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Respectful community dialogue crucial for same-sex marriage issue

By David S. Chang

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

~~<p>Emotions are running very high with the issue of same-sex marriage being considered for the upcoming special session, starting Monday. While opinions are very strong on both sides, I am deeply troubled by the escalating intensity of negative, hurtful and insensitive public rhetoric on both sides.</p>
<p>As chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party, I see these heated discussions as an indication of how deeply personal and divisive this issue is to our state.</p>
~~

Emotions are running very high with the issue of same-sex marriage being considered for the upcoming special session, starting Monday. While opinions are very strong on both sides, I am deeply troubled by the escalating intensity of negative, hurtful and insensitive public rhetoric on both sides.

As chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party, I see these heated discussions as an indication of how deeply personal and divisive this issue is to our state. Login for more...



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