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45 minutes after midnight, six gay couples began exchanging their vows at the first possible moment on the 30th florr of the Sheraton Waikiki, Chad Blair of Civil Beat reports: The newlyweds are Donna Gedge and Monica Montgomery (together for 35 years and counting), Paul Perry and Gary Bradley (11 years), Saralyn and Isajah Morales (four years), Shaun Campbell and Tony Singh (five years), Richard J. Rosehill and Shawna P. Okami (32 years) and Keola Akana and Ethan Wung (six years). Each couple had their own officiant.
But another legal challenge could still derail the law.
Honolulu Civil Beat reports:
In anticipation of the legalization of same-sex marriages, which begins Monday, the state has put together a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013.
What will happen to civil unions now that the state permits marriages between two individuals of the same sex? Civil unions remain available to same-sex and opposite-sex couples alike.
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Gay Star News reports:
Nineteen lawmakers received a black box with with green tissue paper. Inside was a red pouch, with the coal and the following typed note: ‘You left a piece of your heart at the State Building when you voted on SB-1,’ the note said, according to the Huffington Post. ‘Your lifestyle choice of judging others and ignorance is very unfortunate. Good luck in the next election,’ the note continued.
It’s the fashionable choice for a Christmas gift for your own local anti-gay lawmaker. So much better than a burning bag of dog poop.
LGBTQ Nation reports:
A Hawaii judge on Thursday ruled the state’s brand new gay marriage law is legal, despite a challenge saying voters thought they barred same-sex marriage 15 years ago in the state constitution. Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto said the 1998 amendment didn’t force the Legislature to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Sakamoto says it doesn’t factor into lawmakers’ ability to allow gay couples to wed. GOP state Rep. Bob McDermott, who filed a lawsuit to derail the special session, is seeking to have the marriage equality law overturned. “Same-sex marriage in Hawaii is legal,” Sakamoto ruled after hearing arguments for more than an hour from the state attorney general and a Republican lawmaker who voted against the bill in the House last week.
This means couples can start to marry in just over two weeks in Hawaii. It’s a great Christmas present for the LGBT community in the state, and for the many gay and lesbian visitors will surely flock there to get married.
On Top Magazine reports:
The Democratic governor signed the legislation during a signing ceremony held at the Hawaii Convention Center. Among those in attendance was Evan Wolfson, president and founder of Freedom to Marry, the nation’s largest group devoted to expanding marriage rights for gay couples. Speakers at the event included Senator Clayton Hee and Rep. Chris Lee, who championed the bill in their respective chambers, and Attorney General David M. Louie.
“In the end, we are one ohana,” Lee said. “We are one family.” In his remarks, Abercrombie described the marriage law as “the epitome of the First Amendment in action.”
The law is scheduled to take effect on December 2nd, but there’s already a lawsuit pending.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Over the last few weeks as the Legislature debated SB1 — which passed through the Senate 19 to 4 on Tuesday afternoon — the Honolulu Capitol rotunda was crowded not only with cheering supporters of gay marriage, but opponents who chanted “Let the People Vote” and “Let the People Decide.” Among them was Hawaii Rep. Bob McDermott. The congressman has filed a lawsuit against Abercrombie claiming that same-sex marriage cannot be legalized until a court rules on the meaning of a constitutional amendment passed in 1998 about gay marriage. The online court docket shows a motion dated for Thursday asking for a temporary restraining order to be put in place on SB1.
The lawsuit was filed before the bill is passed, but the judge told the opponents to wait and come back afterwards. Will the judge issue a stay? A year ago, I would’ve said it’s very likely. But in this post DOMA world, it’s quite possible that the court will let the weddings continue while the lawsuit proceeds, just like the State Supreme Court did in New Jersey. We’ll see what happens this morning.