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10 years later, Hawaii’s marriage equality law has overwhelming support

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2013
                                Newlyweds stand at the wedding cake following their nuptials at the Marriage Equality at Midnight Ceremonies at the Leahi Club Lounge on the 30th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 2013

    Newlyweds stand at the wedding cake following their nuptials at the Marriage Equality at Midnight Ceremonies at the Leahi Club Lounge on the 30th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki.

  • COURTESY PHOTO
                                <strong>“I didn’t realize how conservative we actually were on this particular issue, so I was kind of taken aback and naive on that. Hawaii, like all the other states, have since evolved.”</strong>
                                <strong>Dan Foley</strong>
                                <em>He represented early litigants for marriage equality as an attorney and later presided over one of the first same-sex marriages in Hawaii as a judge</em>

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    “I didn’t realize how conservative we actually were on this particular issue, so I was kind of taken aback and naive on that. Hawaii, like all the other states, have since evolved.”

    Dan Foley

    He represented early litigants for marriage equality as an attorney and later presided over one of the first same-sex marriages in Hawaii as a judge

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2013
                                Then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie speaks during an equality rally organized by the Honolulu Council of the group MoveOn.Org at the State Capitol. Abercrombie signed Senate Bill 1, House Draft 1 for marriage equality, which became law a decade ago.

    JAMM AQUINO / 2013

    Then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie speaks during an equality rally organized by the Honolulu Council of the group MoveOn.Org at the State Capitol. Abercrombie signed Senate Bill 1, House Draft 1 for marriage equality, which became law a decade ago.

In 1998, 69% of Hawaii residents supported a constitutional amendment that marriage should be reserved only for opposite-sex genders. Today same-sex marriages have about 70% support locally and nationally. Read more

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