Skip to comments.Hawaii State Senate passes gay marriage bill, sending it to the House
Posted on 10/31/2013 1:27:08 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
The state Senate voted overwhelmingly today to approve a gay marriage bill, shifting the focus of the debate to the state House, where the vote could be closer. The Senate vote was 20 to 4.
Sen. Clayton Hee, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee, framed the vote in the historical context of interracial marriage and Hawaii's decision to legalize abortion.
"This is a defining moment in all of our careers and we should embrace it," Hee told his colleagues.
Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom, the lone Republican in the Senate, said there was no urgency to hold a special session on gay marriage. He said the issue does not compare to previous special sessions on the Hawaii Superferry or the response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Slom, who believes the public should decide the issue through a constitutional amendment, said the vote is not historic. "Hysteric it may be," he said.
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Amazing that as the death of this country seems to flourish everywhere, so does gay marriage.
Twenty years from now....some local Hawaiian newspaper will ask for gay marriage statistics for 2032, and discover that only a dozen-odd couples married under the gay banner, and half of them were divorced within a year. And the question will be....why was this such a big deal twenty years ago?
Because it is one of the key bludgeons of government tyranny. It’s not the handful of same sex weddings that will take place, but the exclusion in piecemeal of Christianity from the public square, the erosion of the family, and the thousand new laws that all conspire to overthrow the Judeo-Christian civilization and replace it with.... whatever they deem is new and progressive. But, in a word, tyranny.
Yes to #4. Think of the adoption of children by homosexuals, and the normalization of homosexuality in schoool textbooks.
Homosexual “marriage” has little to do with homosexual “marriage.”
Sodomy must, MUST be celebrated. Our nation is hurtling—not slouching—toward Gomorrah.
so there will be more rainbows in Hawaii now!!!! WOW././
I don’t nderstand how they extend their logic of equality and yet still draw the line at incest and bigamy. Aren’t they equal too using the same logic?
A very large number of drivers honked and waved in appreciation. Only a couple of thumbs down.
The Hawaiian people do NOT want this.
The state that passed the first marriage amendment takes a wrong step. Sick.