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13 Villains Of Marriage Equality

Mike Gabbard

Hawaii was the first state where marriage equality became a viable issue, and Mike Gabbard was the public face of opposition. He and his group, Stop Promoting Homosexuality, had been around for a while, but when the state started considering marriage equality, Gabbard sank to the occasion, pulling out all the stops to “save traditional marriage.” In 1998, Gabbard was a leader in the successful campaign to pass a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality. Now a member of the state senate and a nominal Democrat, Gabbard is still attacking any recognition of gay relationships, including civil unions.