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Hawaii House Bans Same-Sex Marriages

On January 23rd, the Hawaii House of Representatives voted 44 – 7 to approve an amendment to the state constitution which would outlaw same-sex marriages. Lawmakers, in an effort to undo recent court rulings, are now sending the expedited measure to the Senate, where it is expected to pass easily. If approved by the Senate, the amendment would go before voters in November of 1998. In 1993 the state’s high court ruled that a measure banning same-sex marriages violated the state Constitution’s equal protection clause

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The Nando Times - January 24, 1997

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