President Obama urges Hawaii Legislature to pass marriage equality

October 31, 2013

ObamaPresident Barack Obama is adding his voice to the growing number of elected officials calling on members of the Hawaii Legislature to pass the freedom to marry.

When asked by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser whether the President would support passage of marriage for gay and lesbian couples, White House spokesman Shin Inouye reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to marriage equality:

“While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect. As he has said, his personal view is that it’s wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, from doing so.  The President would welcome a decision by the state Legislature to treat all Hawaii couples equally.”

We thank President Obama for standing with the people of Hawaii who agree: no one in Hawaii should be denied the fundamental freedom to marry the person they love. He joins all members of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation in speaking out for swift passage of marriage equality legislation.

President Obama’s statement adds to the unprecedented momentum for marriage equality in Hawaii as legislators are currently considering marriage legislation this week in special session.

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