Hawaii’s Congressional delegation urges state lawmakers to pass marriage equality without delayAugust 16, 2013
Members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation are uniting to express their support for marriage equality in Hawaii!
This morning, U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz and U.S. Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard released statements of support, each urging Governor Neil Abercrombie and the State Legislature to pass the freedom to marry in Hawaii without delay.
U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono:
“We’re on the brink of getting marriage equality in Hawaii and same-sex couples shouldn’t have to wait any longer for this fundamental civil right. Let’s get this done.”
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz:
“Equality goes hand-in-hand with Hawaii’s values and with what the majority of Americans hope to achieve. Our country took an important step towards achieving marriage equality, and now it’s time for Hawaii to step up and allow same-sex couples to marry. I urge the Hawaii State Legislature to do what’s right and make marriage equality a reality.”
U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (CD1):
“It’s time for Hawaii to stand with the growing number of states across the country that offer full marriage equality to all of it’s citizens. I encourage Governor Abercrombie and our state legislators to prove their determination by swift, decisive action.”
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (CD2):
I disagree with a two-tiered, discriminatory government policy of ‘marriage’ and ‘civil unions.’ Government officials, judges, and bureaucrats should not have the power to declare one relationship ‘morally’ superior to another. As long as government is involved in the marriage business, it must treat all Americans as equal.”
We thank members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation for firmly standing on the right side of history. A majority of Hawaii voters support the freedom to marry – and we urge state lawmakers act quickly to pass the freedom to marry!
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