Hawaii to become 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage
November 12th, 2013
06:48 PM ET
9 years ago

Hawaii to become 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Hawaii's legislature gave final passage to a measure Tuesday to make it the 16th American state to legalize same-sex marriage.

"With today's vote, Hawaii joins a growing number of states that recognize that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated fairly and equally under the law," President Obama, a native Hawaiian, said in a statement.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Borderless

    It's a shame this has to be done one state at a time. Well, at least it's getting done.

    November 12, 2013 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  2. Jon Santos

    Dear Mr. Duke,

    Your article above is incorrect. I adore President Obama, but he is not a native Hawaiian. President Obama was born in Hawai'i, but to be classified as a native Hawaiian, you must have ancestral lineage to the indigenous people of the islands, and he does not. Please correct your article.

    Thank You,

    Jon Santos
    Native Hawaiian

    November 12, 2013 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  3. Mada pasulani

    We are in end times a sin is a sin whether painted white or not . This is abomination . Keep on God will judge .

    November 12, 2013 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |