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Come on, Hawaii, Quit Foolin’ Around

This could be the week that we win marriage in Hawaii! Or it could be the week that we listen to thousands of weirdos drone on and on and on at a microphone while bored legislators try not to get caught playing solitaire on their phones.

Hawaii’s Senate gave a big thumbs-up to marriage equality last month, and now it’s on to the House for a vote. But first, we have to go through a public comment process, and anyone who’s ever watched Parks & Recreation knows what that’s like.

And adding to the suspense: Hawaii is apparently very civic-minded, because there are thousands of people who want to have a say. That means everything grinds to a halt while people line up to babble into a microphone at a bunch of legislators who have already made up their minds. Fortunately, they only get two minutes apiece, but we could still be here for days. So, fix yourself a stiff drink and don’t make any immediate plans, is what we’re trying to say.

By:           matt baume
On:           Nov 4, 2013
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  • 3 Comments
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      I clicked hoping for a larger version of the thumbnail. :(

      Nov 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam
      mz.sam

      @vive: Pay no mind to the bare-assed Hetero couple. Support Marriage Equality for all!

      Nov 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      The Hawaiian culture embraced LGBT long before anyone ever came up with the LGBT label. And just as the white missionaries destroyed their live and let lives and tradition of aloha, the christian Taliban in the islands are doing their best to destroy marriage equality. And just as modern day Hawaiians embrace mahu, with judgement, the christian Taliban will fail at stopping marriage equality.

      Nov 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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