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Opponents feel wronged by Capitol

Islanders object to having their religious beliefs disregarded, and criticize lawmakers for ignoring testimony against the bill

By Michael Tsai

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 13, 2013

~~<p>Leon Dodson was, by his own account, a quiet man. Strong in religious faith and stalwart in his trust that mutual love and respect binds communities, he'd always preferred demonstrating his beliefs through daily personal example rather than overt political action.</p>
<p>That changed Tuesday when the Senate approved a gay marriage bill, paving the way for Hawaii to become the 15th state to allow same-sex marriages.</p>
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Leon Dodson was, by his own account, a quiet man. Strong in religious faith and stalwart in his trust that mutual love and respect binds communities, he'd always preferred demonstrating his beliefs through daily personal example rather than overt political action.

That changed Tuesday when the Senate approved a gay marriage bill, paving the way for Hawaii to become the 15th state to allow same-sex marriages. Login for more...



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