- February 11, 2013
Post submitted by Adrian Matanza, Former HRC Regional Field Director
Nearly 200 supporters gathered today at the State Capitol in Honolulu to hear from leaders of Hawaii United for Marriage and lobby their state legislators in support of HB1109, the marriage equality bill.
Attendees heard from Steve Levinson, the author of the 1993 Hawaii Supreme Court opinion, Baehr v. Lewin, which sparked the marriage equality movement. Folks also heard from couples that believe that marriage equality is the right thing for Hawaii and how civil unions are not enough.
The deadline for the state legislature to hear and take action on the marriage equality bill is this Thursday, February 14th and there is still time to contact your Hawaii State legislators. Click here to send your message now.