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Nov. 13, 2013 – Hawaii Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

“Hawaii’s governor signed into law on Wednesday [Nov. 13, 2013] a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples, capping 20 years of legal and political rancor in a state regarded as a pioneer in advancing the cause of gay matrimony.

The new law, which takes effect on December 2, makes Hawaii the 15th U.S. state to legalize nuptials for gay and lesbian couples, rolling back a 1994 statute defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

‘In Hawaii, we are all minorities, and we all deserve the same aloha,’ state Representative Chris Lee, a leading proponent of the measure, said before Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the bill.”