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RandySF

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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:08 AM Oct 2013

Hawaii: Gay Marriage Bill Is Approved in the Senate

The State Senate passed a bill on Wednesday legalizing same-sex marriage, sending the measure to uncertain prospects in the State House. The bill passed easily, 20 to 4, with one senator abstaining. The Hawaii Senate is dominated by Democrats, with only one Republican. In the House, Majority Leader Scott Saiki has said it is likely the chamber will amend the bill to change religious exemptions. The Senate bill exempts ministers and other clergy members — but not commercial businesses — from having to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/us/hawaii-gay-marriage-bill-is-approved-in-the-senate.html?_r=0

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Hawaii: Gay Marriage Bill Is Approved in the Senate (Original Post) RandySF Oct 2013 OP
Mahalo nui loa, and aloha to all Hekate Oct 2013 #1
Aloha Hawaii! sheshe2 Oct 2013 #2
excellent gopiscrap Oct 2013 #3

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