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6 couples to tie knot at midnight event

The Waikiki ceremony is among the first as the state's new law takes effect early Monday

By Nanea Kalani

nkalani@staradvertiser.com

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 01, 2013

~~<p>Soon after Hawaii's Marriage Equality Act takes effect after midnight, Shawna Okami will wed her partner of more than three decades under the new law granting same-sex couples the right to marry in the islands.</p>
<p>&quot;I've waited 32 years. I didn't think I needed to wait another minute, day, week or month,&quot; said Okami, who is transgender. &quot;Thirty-two years is long enough.&quot;</p>
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Soon after Hawaii's Marriage Equality Act takes effect after midnight, Shawna Okami will wed her partner of more than three decades under the new law granting same-sex couples the right to marry in the islands.

"I've waited 32 years. I didn't think I needed to wait another minute, day, week or month," said Okami, who is transgender. "Thirty-two years is long enough." Login for more...



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