Same-sex marriage in Hawaii...almost there.

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    Aug 27, 2013 5:32 AM GMT
    More than 30 churches have already signed in support of marriage equality.

    I am ecstatic for the future of my brothers and sisters.We are so close to equality.

    Wonder how these churches justify to stand against love...any thoughts?

    http://www.khon2.com/2013/08/26/hawaii-christian-groups-divided-over-same-sex-marriage/

    Let's go aloha state.
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    Aug 27, 2013 6:10 AM GMT
    Here is a follow up on the same subject:

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/23261965/100-hawaii-churches-stand-in-opposition-to-marriage-equality
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    Aug 27, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    Ren fest is so big I'm dumbfounded by the idea that a place where we commemorate one of the biggest tragedies in history has not yet payed attention to the arts and Shakespeare using men in chic roles. I played a girl in middle school for heavens sake.
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    Aug 27, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    Should churches (pro or con) have any influence over this?

    To me, anything that damages the wall between church and state is bad. What happens when churches get involved in tax policy, defense, gun control or food labeling? Your church is better than my church? History shows several thousand years of religion butting its way into government....with horrible results and often bloodshed.

    Same sex marriage is a civil rights issue, and should be decided on the merits.



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    Aug 27, 2013 6:30 PM GMT
    Yeah...the big issue that has arisen is that these churches who deny same-sex marriages want equal protections to prevent them from being discriminated or sued.

    Personally, that makes perfect sense to me that the people who are driving so hard for equality should also allow come churches to retain their views and not push for complete equality.

    It is very heart-wrenching watching two sides combat with each other.
  • JBinSFO

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    Aug 27, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
    Churches have never had to marry people they didn't want to marry. Catholics don't marry Jews, athiests, and sometimes members of other Catholic Parishes. Seometimes they won't even marry their own congregants. It's not illegal and no one gets sued.
  • metta

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    Sep 17, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    Mormon Church is back in fight against gay marriage where it all began in Hawaii



    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fred-karger/hawaii-gay-marriage_b_3932348.html



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