Hawaii gay marriage

Hawaii Gay Marriage Now A Reality!

Hawaii gay marriage

Hawaii gay marriage is now a legal reality, with the Governor of Hawaii signing the Hawaii Gay Marriage bill. It will start on December 2nd, 2013.

Hawaii gay marriage is now a reality!

Hawaii politicians have come of age with gay marriage. Today the Governor of Hawaii signed the gay marriage bill that was passed by the State Senate, amended by the State House, and confirmed again as amended by the Senate. Hawaii gay marriage will start on December 2nd, 2013.

Hawaii’s road to legal gay civil marriage started long ago. The Courts were making it clear that the State was in violation of their own State Constitution’s Equal Protection clause. However, a State Constitutional Amendment was passed which permitted the State Legislature the right to define marriage. The Legislature then passed a law defining marriage as only between a man and women.

Hawaii gay marriage was influenced by California’s Supreme Court case

Many years passed and a few States passed gay marriage laws. Finally the California Legislature did the same and gay marriages started in California. A long voyage of court cases started bouncing back and forth between State and Federal courts and finally ended up at the US Supreme Court. The Federal District Judge who presided over the court trial was a very conservative judge appointed by the first Bush. He was also a gay man with a long time partner. In court you can’t make unsubstantiated claims. All witnesses are subject to cross examination. You also can’t claim that a particular interpretation of God’s law is supreme to civil law. There was no reason which stood up in court to ignore the equal protection clause of the Californian State Constitution.

Coming of age, as it relates to Hawaii gay marriage, means that it was necessary to listen to the majority, understand what had happened in other parts of the country, and to really understand the meaning of equal protection. We live in a constitutional republic, where individuals and minorities have certain rights no matter what, not a democracy, which is more of a “majority rules” system.

Aloha Ever After would be happy to perform your Hawaii gay wedding

With Hawaii gay marriage now set to take place, Aloha Ever After is excited for all people wanting a same sex marriage. We’d be happy to help you plan your gay wedding in Hawaii! Please give us a call at 877-711-3003 or email info@alohaeverafter.com.

About the Author

Timory McDonaldTimory is the owner, house photographer, on-site coordinator, and founder of Aloha Ever After. She is a world traveler and adventurer. She moved to Kauai in 1999 and loves the island beyond words. After traveling the world she had her option to live wherever she wanted to, and chose to both live and marry on the gorgeous island of Kauai. She is now the mother of two beautiful boys born on Kauai and in her profession she loves to help couples and families make their dream wedding become a reality on this island paradise. She has been a wedding planner and photographer for years. Connect with her on Google+View all posts by Timory McDonald →

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