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Ma’afala’s opposition to law prompts need for amends

By David Shapiro

POSTED: 02:55 a.m. HST, Nov 10, 2013

~~<p>Tenari Ma&rsquo;afala is a big man, both in physical stature and in importance as the head of the Hawaii police union, State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers.</p>
<p>When he testified before the Legislature that &ldquo;you would have to kill me&rdquo; to enforce a gay-marriage law, clearly he expected his words to carry big weight with lawmakers and the public.</p>
~~

Tenari Ma’afala is a big man, both in physical stature and in importance as the head of the Hawaii police union, State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers.

When he testified before the Legislature that “you would have to kill me” to enforce a gay-marriage law, clearly he expected his words to carry big weight with lawmakers and the public. Login for more...



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