Democratic Party of Hawaii unanimously calls for a special session to pass marriage equalityAugust 28, 2013
Momentum continues to build towards a special session to pass marriage equality in Hawaii! The State Central Committee (SCC) of the Hawaii Democratic Party unanimously passed a resolution calling on Hawaii lawmakers to pass the freedom to marry “immediately” in a special legislative session. The resolution reads:
The Democratic Party of Hawaii calls upon the legislature to pass marriage equality legislation immediately at a properly convened special session.
Support from the Democratic Party couldn’t have come at a more important time for marriage in Hawaii. This morning, House Democrats are scheduled to caucus in order to discuss a special session, all while Governor Neil Abercrombie weighs the possibility.
The State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii is comprised of a 78 member governing body. Their statement, according to Hawaii Democratic Party Chair Dante Carpenter, “constitutes the official position of the Democratic Party of Hawaii”
The Democratic Party joins the growing chorus of organizations and individuals who are calling for a special session. Numerous elected officials have also spoken out, including Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu City Councilmember Stanley Chang, Rep. Nicole Lowen, Rep. Della Au Bellati, Rep. Cynthia Thielen, Senator Will Espero, and Honolulu City Councilmember Ikaika Anderson, and all four members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation.