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Same-sex marriage testimony attracts thousands

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / ckojima@staradvertiser.com

    Hawaii Attorney General David Louie testified Thursday at a public hearing on the same-sex marriage bill in the state Capitol auditorium. Louie urged lawmakers not to make a religious exemption to the measure overly broad, which could possibly threaten the public accommodations law. He acknowledged that it will likely be up to the courts to resolve anticipated challenges to the religious exemption and other aspects of the bill if it passes into law.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Demonstrators on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue shared their messages with motorists on Beretania Street outside the state Capitol on Thursday as the House heard public testimony on a measure to legalize it.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Demonstrators on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue shared their messages with motorists on Beretania Street outside the state Capitol on Thursday as the House heard public testimony on a measure to legalize it.

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