UPDATE: Outrigger Enterprises Group Speaks Out Against Veto Letter to Governor

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Outrigger becomes the 25th general member and fifth executive committee member to issue statement contrary to original call for veto

Honolulu - Today, a coalition of leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations in Hawaii announced that half of all members of the Hawaii Business Roundtable's executive committee now refute the original call for veto of HB 444, Hawaii's civil unions bill. In a letter to several coalition members, the company states that "Outrigger Enterprises Group has not taken an official position on civil unions. Rest assured, however, our company strongly supports diversity and opposes discrimination in any form."

Coalition members include Equality Hawaii, the GLBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, the Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG-Oahu and Pride Alliance Hawaii.

Outrigger Enterprises Group joins a long list of other HBR members speaking out against discrimination.

Members of HBR to affirmatively oppose any call for veto of HB 444 include:

Alexander and Baldwin, Inc.
Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Hawaii
Bank of Hawaii
Castle Medical Center
City Mill Company, Ltd.
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
DFS U.S. Group
First Hawaiian Bank
Foodland Supermarkets, Ltd.
Hawaii Medical Services Association
Hawaii National Bank
Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO)
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI)
Hawaiian Telcom
James Campbell Company LLC
Kaiser Foundation
Kyo-ya Co. (Sheraton Waikiki)
Marriott International, Inc.
Marsh and McLennan Inc. - Honolulu
Oceanic Cablevision, Inc.
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
University of Hawaii

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