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Bill puts religious freedom in jeopardy

By Robin Fretwell Wilson

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

~~<p>The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) sparked both Gov. Neil Abercrombie's proposed Marriage Equity Bill and Senate Bill 1, which the state Senate begins hearing today. After that U.S. v. Windsor decision, President Barack Obama reminded Americans that &quot;[h]ow religious institutions define ... marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision -- which applies only to civil marriages -- changes that.&quot;</p>
<p>Will that be true if the Hawaii Legislature enacts the governor's bill or SB1?</p>
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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) sparked both Gov. Neil Abercrombie's proposed Marriage Equity Bill and Senate Bill 1, which the state Senate begins hearing today. After that U.S. v. Windsor decision, President Barack Obama reminded Americans that "[h]ow religious institutions define ... marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision -- which applies only to civil marriages -- changes that."

Will that be true if the Hawaii Legislature enacts the governor's bill or SB1? Login for more...



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