Former Senator Norman Sakamoto testifies on JUD/FIN Committee

Former Senator Norman Sakamoto served as a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate from 1996 to 2010. He testified for the committee on JUD/FIN Capitol Auditorium. RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS.
Report Title: Equal Rights
Description: Recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex. Extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive. Effective 11/18/13.

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Committee on Judiciary Phil Lees – House of Representatives, Hawaii Special Session

Phil Lees Ontario, Canada Teacher and Marriage Advocate – House of Representatives, Hawaii Oct. 2013 testifies

RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS.
Report Title: Equal Rights
Description: Recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex. Extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive. Effective 11/18/13.
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Committee on Judiciary – Jim Hochberg, Hawaii Special Session

RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS.
Report Title: Equal Rights
Description: Recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex. Extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive. Effective 11/18/13.
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Hawaiian attorney Jim Hochberg has focused on the dominant issues of Alliance Defending Freedom answers questions from Representative Bob McDermott during the committee hearing.
“All it protects is a minister’s desire not to say the following words, which constitute the solemnization of a marriage, ‘by the power invested in me by the state of Hawai’i, I now pronounce you man and wife’. That’s it. That is the complete scope of the religious exemption. Every other part of a wedding ceremony, every other part of a wedding service, celebration, anniversary, baptism of children — all of that stuff is not exempt,” responded Jim Hochberg, president of Hawai’i Family Advocates.

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