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  • PHOTO BY FL MORRIS/FLMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Donna Gedge and Monica Montgomery were one of four couples participating in a civil union ceremony after midnight to become among the first to take advantage of Hawaii's new law legalizing civil unions.
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    FL Morris photos / fmorris@staradvertiser.com Four same-sex couples who were to be among the first in Hawaii to take civil union vows gathered in Aina Haina for a recognition program prior to taking vows at midnight. They are, from left, Paul Perry and Gary Bradley; Isajah Morales and Saralyn Batt; Bonnie Limatoc-DePonte and Lydia Pontin; and Donna Gedge and Monica Montgomery.

  • 2011 December 31_ CTY Civil Unions 02_ CIVIL UNIONS_ In Aina Haina, New Year's Eve, four couples hold ceremonies just at midnight to become the first to take advantage of Hawaii's new law. prior to the recognition program prior to midnight, Monica Montgomery and Donna Gedge. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by FL Morris2011 December 31_ CTY Civil Unions 0_ CIVIL UNIONS_ In Aina Haina, New Year's Eve, four couples hold ceremonies just at midnight to become the first to take advantage of Hawaii's new law. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by FL Morris

  • 2011 December 31_ CTY Civil Unions 01_ CIVIL UNIONS_ In Aina Haina, New Year's Eve, four couples hold ceremonies just at midnight to become the first to take advantage of Hawaii's new law. prior to the recognition program prior to midnightBonnie Limatoc-DePonte and Lydia Pontin. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by FL Morris2011 December 31_ CTY Civil Unions 0_ CIVIL UNIONS_ In Aina Haina, New Year's Eve, four couples hold ceremonies just at midnight to become the first to take advantage of Hawaii's new law. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by FL Morris
  • PHOTO BY FL MORRIS/FLMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Donna Gedge and Monica Montgomery, Paul Perry and Gary Bradley, Isajah Morales and Saralyn Batt are among the first couples to legalize their civil unions after a new law took effect just after midnight.
  • PHOTO BY FL MORRIS/FLMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Isajah Morales and Saralyn Batt apply online at 12:01 a.m. to be among the first to obtain a permit for a civil union in Hawaii.
  • PHOTO BY FL MORRIS/FLMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Rev. Kyle Lovett, left, and Rev. Jonipher Kwong, right, officiated over a civil union ceremony just after midnight when a new law legalizing civil unions took effect.
  • PHOTO BY FL MORRIS/FLMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Paul Perry and Gary Bradley apply online assisted by Suzanne King to become among the first couples to join in a ciivl union after a new law legalizing civil unions took effect just after midnight.
  • PHOTO BY FL MORRIS/FLMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Rev Carolyn Golojuch cheers upon completion and acceptance of an online application for a civil union. A new law took effect just after midnight legalizing civil unions in Hawaii.

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