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Maintain tradition of love and right to marry, for all couples

By Edward Halealoha Ayau and Kainani Kahaunaele

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

~~<p>There has been much reported about the views of clerics urging lawmakers to reject marriage equality. My wife and I fit the definition of traditional marriage as provided by these clerics, and we concur with the view that we must maintain tradition on the issue of the same-sex marriage bill -- with one key difference. The tradition that must be maintained that pre-dates the institution of marriage and represents the strength and foundation of Hawaiian culture is aloha, or love.</p>
<p>We were both raised in the church, each have a parent who is an ordained minister, and were taught Aloha ke Akua, God is Love. We are humbled to share our views.</p>
~~

There has been much reported about the views of clerics urging lawmakers to reject marriage equality. My wife and I fit the definition of traditional marriage as provided by these clerics, and we concur with the view that we must maintain tradition on the issue of the same-sex marriage bill -- with one key difference. The tradition that must be maintained that pre-dates the institution of marriage and represents the strength and foundation of Hawaiian culture is aloha, or love.

We were both raised in the church, each have a parent who is an ordained minister, and were taught Aloha ke Akua, God is Love. We are humbled to share our views. Login for more...



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