My Testimony For, Today Oct. 28th, 2013 Hawaii’s Open Session To Hear Testimony On Full Marriage Equality, LGBT Rights

PLEASE IF YOU LIVE HERE IN HAWAII, ISLAND OF OAHU, HONOLULU. PLEASE COME DOWN TO TESTIFY, OR TURN IN YOUR WRITTEN TESTIMONY IN PERSON STARTS 10:30 AM

Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor

Hearing Date/Time: Monday, October 28, 2013, 10:30 a.m.

Place:Capitol Auditorium

Strong Support of SB1, Relating to Equal Rights

 

Dear Chair Hee and Members of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor: 

 

I AM WRITNG IN STRONG SUPPORT OF SB1

 Full Marriage Equality... Minister SisterFace

Aloha 

 Hawaii State Leaders

 I stand here today & of course know there are many differences in our world & people, cultures. We all look different, we all go thru different life’s & times good & bad. Rich or Poor, President of the United States or unemployed,  hard laborer, retired, religious or not at all. ” We Are All Equal under the United States Constitution & many many humans have died & suffered to have there rights as human, as an American.” I know many of you Leaders & Our Governor are all ready for “Full Marriage Equality” & Equal Rights in a whole. You must all be harsh & very real with your peer leaders being swayed by outside radical interest. You must push thru True Equality & to even Call Out! those leaders publicly who do not support & let there constituents know the facts… There are many LGBT people & supporters who don’t cause a big scene here in Hawaii like many us loud activist here today.  People should know what leaders are truly Bigoted & not in there Districts. These religious crazy radical types with huge amounts of funding coming in from out of state & teaching hate under the Churches name scare me as an Ordained Minister. What are bigoted Hawaii leaders teaching hate to future generations who just get away with hate crimes & bullying gay kids or LGBT parents kids. We have children for heavens sake that are being abused by State Leaders in essence, because. There allowing promoting In-Equality treating LGBT like 2nd class citizens… There are so many rights and protections a LGBT parents need to help there families. We must think of the next generation of children and future minds, artistic, possible scientist & leaders.  The Supreme Court Has Spoken… Obama & the Federal Government, County Clerks & Federal Judges are doing more for LGBT Equality now then a state like Hawaii. That led the way with Equality, We were the first state to start this not trend, but Human Right to love, the aloha, the ohana I have learned… to give access benefits, a better life. It is for all Government to separate Church & State, let us remember this leaders. Please Please be on the right side of history. We are not just an example for our own country anymore. We are an example of Americas Freedoms & Liberties, Civil Rights not Tyranny.

 As an Ordained Minister, a Drag Diva Minister, you heard me right as many of you know already. I have been fighting since 1986, I was a kid for CiviI Rights & Equality for LGBT community on the east coast. I & many others want to help be a whole part of a whole new business in Hawaii, a new Equality, the right to Unite / Marry LGBT couples & loved ones. Help them receive there fair just of federal protections granted by the Supreme Court. Your casted polls & there fraudulent numbers are just flat out wrong. Even though the good ones are awesome for the states outlook, it’s future. I believe after living in W.D.C. & most areas on the East Coast. The numbers are going to be shattered every year now with Full Marriage Equality being established in Equality States. also as a Minister, I no longer believe in “Civil Unions” I used to, but now. The Supreme Court has spoken, My heart has spoken to me. There are Clerks in Counties across our Country now giving out Marriage License because there hearts spoke to them. There are Federal Judges telling Governors, To step aside & overruling. I was thinking this needed to happen here, Honolulu is a county right, but. Now we all are here… Debating, arguing with pure bigots, pleading, begging even for our right to Marry, my right as a Minister to Unite LGBT. My point is, many many LGBT Ministers exist & I know & I have felt the hate alone, just for being a gay loud Drag character Ordained Minister. All the small businesses that cater to weddings, ceremonies etc. & I can’t Marry LGBT, but I can only Marry Straight folks & I guess Aliens from another galaxy. This is a major obstacle for my way of making a future, for making future income, for myself as a minister to be 1/2 of what I am. I sure would never say no to marrying a straight couple or any couple, ever. I tell you LGBT Full Marriage Equality is Hawaii’s way of making big future income that is always needed here in Hawaii. Making new business in Hawaii from in state & major out of state tourism in LGBT weddings & all the businesses that go along with that. We as Hawaii, you all know are Americas true Paradise. Hawaii will most definitely be a major leader in LGBT wedding destination & new source of income for the state & small businesses around the islands, hotels & jobs even being created yearly directly form LGBT weddings. Even for all the haters & bigots, they will even feel the flow of income from LGBT, the possibilities are endless for LGBT Wedding Tourism.

 You all as leaders know it is your jobs to protect people from radical churches & out of state organizations from running our State of Hawaii Gov. from abroad sources. Churches & hate groups funneling in money to our State of Hawaii leaders just to keep there vote, its Bigotry. You all should please not put too much in any State Bill to protect churches that use there tax free funds raised from the public to promote hatred &. Some how be protected from a law suite they bring upon themselves for being bigoted & not marrying or letting LGBT use there facilities if public funded church spaces etc..

 I Hope you all can do everything in your powers to get Full Marriage Equality, our Civil Rights through on this Special Session called by Governor Neil Abercrombie. I as a constituent, a human, Praise so many of you leaders making the better choice & using your hearts to know what true Equality is for your people, us humans, small & large businesses future & families in our State of Hawaii.

 

 Please Stand… with Equality, Civil Rights and the people of Hawaii and & Pass,

Full Marriage Equality

 My Blessings, Mahalo

 Ordained Minister, Hector Hoyos (aka) Minister SisterFace

Ordained Minister, Officiant, HRH SisterFace, Hawaii

 

Full Marriage Equality Is The Right Thing For Hawaii, For Families & New Business. Don’t Let Outside Influences Affect Your Votes Leaders.

Leaders Need Your Help To Pass Thru Full Marriage Equality, Make Your Voice Known Before October 28th, Day Of Special Session To End This Bigotry I Pray…

No Matter What You Are & Galaxy Your From. I Can Only Marry Intergalactic Aliens & Straight Folks Here In Hawaii Until Our Leaders & Governor Call Special Session. I As An Emissary & Minister Of The Church Do Not Believe In Civil Unions Anymore. The Supreme Court Validated My Believe That Were All Able To Get Married. We Are Equal To Any Other Human, We Are Not 2nd Class To No One. As Soon As Our Leaders Get The Necessary Votes & The Governor Calls Session. I Will Be Able To Marry LGBT Couples In Hawaii. This Deeply Affects My Livelihood Here In Hawaii In Not Being Able To Marry LGBT Humans, People Who Just Want To Love & Have The Rights Anyone Else Is Afforded Under The Law & Help Create A Whole New Business Here In Hawaii…

Please Help Us!!

At The End Of This Article Of Information Contact Info Is Posted. Call Our Governor Or Lt. Governors Office ASAP & Let Them Know Your Support, Any Ideas You Have. That Will Help Our Leaders Votes Become Secure & Then Gov. Abercrombie Of Hawaii Can Make Good On Our Will Here In Hawaii. To Vote Thru Full Marriage Equality For All LGBT In Our State Of Hawaii, The Aloha State.

No Usage Rights Without Written Authorization from Dan Ashley

Photo By : Dan Tom Of Big Island Hawaii,  http://www.danhtom@aol.com

Hawaii State “Marriage Equality Bill” By Attorney General, Legislature

Gov. Neil Abercrombie Shares ( Draft ) Marriage Bill

Please Take A Look Over Family… Friends… Neighbors… LGBT Supporters, Political Friends, Equality Fighter’s, Civil Rights Divas & Humans Who Believe In Human Rights & Equality. Study Please, Make A Few Notes. Present Your Ideas Directly To The Governor & Or Lt. Governors Office By Directly Calling & Please, Tell Them Now! Now! We Want Full Marriage Equality. Support For Our Governor To Call Special Session To Pass #MarriageEqualityBill Here In Hawaii. We Were First In The Movement & Need To Come Back To Leading Again With The Other States Of Equality. We Need To Fight The Outside Religious Radicals & There Big Hate $$ Now, By Putting Thru Full Marriage Equality. You Can Help Our Leaders Do This By Flooding, Voicing Your Ideas & Full Support, Call ! Call ! Call !

** Contact For Hawaii State Gov. & Lt. Gov. At End Of Bill Draft **

Gov. Neil Abercrombie provided state legislators and news media a marriage bill drafted by the state Attorney General. The bill is based on Senate Bill 1369, introduced in the 2013 regular session, and was drafted in collaboration with legislators, staff and stakeholders.

 

REVISED: 8/22/13 1ST DRAFT DATE:

A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MARRIAGE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

1 SECTION 1. This Act shall be known as the Hawaii Marriage
2 Equality Act of 2013. The purpose of this Act is to recognize
3 marriages between individuals of the same sex in the State of
4 Hawaii.
5 The legislature acknowledges the recent decision of the
6 United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, 133 S.
7 Ct. 2675 (2013), which held that Section 3 of the Defense of
8 Marriage Act, Public Law 104-199, unlawfully discriminated
9 against married same-sex couples by prohibiting the federal
10 government from recognizing those marriages and by denying
11 federal benefits and protections to those couples. This
12 legislature has already extended to same-sex couples the right
13 to enter into civil unions that provide the same rights,
14 benefits, protections, and responsibilities under state law as
15 afforded to opposite-sex couples who marry. However, these
16 civil unions are not recognized by federal law and will not
17 receive equal treatment to a marriage under federal law.
18 Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature to ensure that
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 2
1 same-sex couples are able to take full advantage of federal
2 benefits and protections granted to married opposite-sex couples
3 by allowing same-sex couples to marry under the laws of this
4 State. It is the intent of the legislature that marriages
5 solemnized in accordance with this Act be equal in all respects
6 to the marriages of opposite-sex couples under the laws of this
7 State.
8 It is the intent of the legislature that there be no legal
9 distinction between same-sex married couples and opposite-sex
10 married couples with respect to marriage under the laws of this
11 State. Thus, the legislature intends that all provisions of law
12 regarding marriage be applied equally to same-sex couples and
13 opposite-sex couples, regardless of whether this Act does or
14 does not amend any particular provision of law.
15 SECTION 2. Chapter 572, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
16 amended by adding seven new sections to be appropriately
17 designated and to read as follows:
18 Ҥ572-A Continuity of rights; civil union or reciprocal
19 beneficiary relationships. (a) Two individuals who are civil
20 union partners or reciprocal beneficiaries with each other and
21 who seek to marry each other shall be permitted to apply for a
22 marriage license under section 572-6 and to marry each other
23 under this chapter without first terminating their civil union
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 3
1 or reciprocal beneficiary relationship; provided that the two
2 individuals are otherwise eligible to marry under this chapter.
3 (b) The couple’s civil union or reciprocal beneficiary
4 relationship shall continue uninterrupted until the
5 solemnization of the marriage consistent with this chapter, and
6 the solemnization of the couple’s marriage shall automatically
7 terminate the couple’s civil union or reciprocal beneficiary
8 relationship.
9 (c) The act of seeking a license for, or entering into, a
10 marriage under this chapter shall not diminish any of the
11 rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities that existed
12 previously due to a couple’s earlier status as civil union
13 partners or reciprocal beneficiaries.
14 (d) The rights, benefits, protections, and
15 responsibilities created by the civil union or reciprocal
16 beneficiary relationship shall be continuous through the
17 marriage and deemed to have accrued as of the first date these
18 rights existed under the civil union or reciprocal beneficiary
19 relationship; provided that the civil union or reciprocal
20 beneficiary relationship was in effect at the time of the
21 solemnization of the couple’s marriage to each other.
22 (e) Any rights, benefits, protections, and
23 responsibilities created by the solemnization of a marriage that
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 4
1 were not included within a reciprocal beneficiary relationship
2 shall be recognized as of the date the marriage was solemnized.
3 (f) Property held by the couple in tenancy by the entirety
4 shall be subject to section 509-3.
5 §572-B Interpretation of terminology to be gender neutral.
6 When necessary to implement the rights, benefits, protections,
7 and responsibilities of spouses under the laws of this State,
8 all gender-specific terminology, such as “husband”, “wife”,
9 “widow”, “widower”, or similar terms, shall be construed in a
10 gender-neutral manner. This interpretation shall apply to all
11 sources of law, including statutes, administrative rules, court
12 decisions, the common law, or any other source of law.
13 §572-C Right of parents. Parentage rights based on
14 marriage shall be the same for all married spouses regardless of
15 the gender of the spouses. These rights shall include, but are
16 not limited to, paternity, maternity, and parentage presumptions
17 based on marriage.
18 §572-D Reliance on federal law. Any law of this State
19 that refers to, adopts, or relies upon federal law, including
20 but not limited to the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, shall
21 apply to all marriages recognized under the laws of this State
22 as if federal law recognized such marriages in the same manner
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 5
1 as the laws of this State, so that all marriages receive equal
2 treatment.
3 §572-E Procedure to administratively convert civil unions
4 to marriages. (a) Two individuals who are civil union partners
5 and who entered into the civil union in Hawaii may elect to have
6 their civil union legally converted to a marriage by operation
7 of law without appearing personally before an agent and without
8 solemnization as required by this chapter by:
9 (1) 10
Applying for a marriage license pursuant to section
572-6 by filing their application, in person or by
mail with the department of health;
Providing a signed, notarized declaration that they
entered into their civil union in Hawaii and that they
desire to convert their civil union to a marriage;
Paying the marriage license fee as required by section
572-5; and
20 notarized
21 health shall confirm that the applicants are civil union
22 partners who entered into their civil union in Hawaii and shall
23 issue a certificate of marriage, with the effective date of the
Providing all information required by the marriage
license application.
Upon receipt of a marriage license application and
declaration requesting conversion, the department of
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 6
1 marriage being the date the department accepts the request for
2 conversion for filing.
3 (c) All rights, benefits, protections, and
4 responsibilities of marriage, including continuity of rights as
5 provided in section 572-A, shall apply to civil unions that are
6 administratively converted to marriages pursuant to this
7 section.
8 (d) Certificates of marriage issued pursuant to this
9 section shall be deemed the same as certificates of marriage
10 issued pursuant to section 572-13 and shall be processed in the
11 same manner.
12 (e) Marriages converted from civil unions pursuant to this
13 section shall be deemed solemnized for all purposes.
14 §572-F Refusal to solemnize a marriage. Nothing in this
15 chapter shall be construed to require any person authorized to
16 perform solemnizations pursuant to this chapter to solemnize any
17 marriage in violation of the person’s rights as guaranteed by
18 the Constitution of this State and the United States
19 Constitution. No authorized person who fails or refuses to
20 solemnize any marriage under this section shall be subject to
21 any fine, penalty, injunction, administrative proceeding, or
22 civil liability for the failure or refusal.
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

§572-G Religious organizations and facilities; liability exemption under certain circumstances. (a) A religious organization shall not be required to make a religious facility owned or leased by the religious organization available for solemnization of a particular marriage; provided that:

Page 7
religious
The religious facility is regularly used by the
religious organization for its religious purposes;
For solemnization of marriages pursuant to this
chapter, the religious organization restricts use of
the religious facility to its members; and
The religious organization does not operate the
religious facility as a for-profit business.
A religious organization that refuses to make a
facility available for solemnization of a marriage
under subsection (a) shall not be subject to any fine, penalty,
injunction, administrative proceeding, or civil liability for
the refusal.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to exempt
the owner or operator of any religious facility from the
requirements of chapter 489 if the religious facility is a place
of public accommodation as defined in section 489-2.”

SECTION 3. Section 572-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
amended to read as follows:

Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 8
1 Ҥ572-1 Requisites of valid marriage contract. In order
2 to make valid the marriage contract, which shall be [only
3 between a man and a woman,] permitted between two individuals
4 without regard to gender, it shall be necessary that:

The respective parties do not stand in relation to
each other of ancestor and descendant of any degree
whatsoever, [brother and sister] two siblings of the
half as well as to the whole blood, uncle and niece,
uncle and nephew, aunt and nephew, or aunt and niece,
whether the relationship is the result of the issue of
parents married or not married to each other or
parents who are partners in a civil union or not
partners in a civil union;
Each of the parties at the time of contracting the
marriage is at least sixteen years of age; provided
that with the written approval of the family court of
the circuit within which the minor resides, it shall
be lawful for a person under the age of sixteen years,
but in no event under the age of fifteen years, to
marry, subject to section 572-2;
[The man does not at the time have any lawful wife or
civil union partner living and that the woman does not
at the time have any lawful husband or civil union
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 9
partner living;] Neither party has at the time any
lawful wife, husband, spouse, civil union partner, or
reciprocal beneficiary living, except as provided in
section 572-A;
Consent of neither party to the marriage has been
obtained by force, duress, or fraud;
Neither of the parties is a person afflicted with any
loathsome disease concealed from, and unknown to, the
other party;
The [man and woman] parties to be married in the State
shall have duly obtained a license for that purpose
from the agent appointed to grant marriage licenses;
and
The marriage ceremony be performed in the State by a
person or society with a valid license to solemnize
marriages and the [man and the woman] parties to be
married and the person performing the marriage
ceremony be all physically present at the same place
and time for the marriage ceremony.”

20 SECTION 4. Section 572-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
21 amended to read as follows:
22 Ҥ572-3 Contracted without the State. Marriages between
23 [a man and a woman] two individuals, regardless of gender and
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 10
1 legal [in the country] where contracted shall be held legal in
2 the courts of this State.”
3 SECTION 5. Section 572-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
4 amended to read as follows:
5 Ҥ572-6 Application; license; limitations. To secure a
6 license to marry, the persons applying for the license shall
7 appear personally before an agent authorized to grant marriage
8 licenses and shall file with the agent an application in
9 writing. The application shall be accompanied by a statement
10 signed and sworn to by each of the persons, setting forth: the
11 person’s full name, date of birth, social security number,
12 residence; their relationship, if any; the full names of
13 parents; and that all prior marriages[,] or civil unions, if
14 any, other than an existing civil union between the persons
15 applying for a marriage license, have been dissolved by death or
16 dissolution. If all prior marriages or civil unions, other than
17 an existing civil union between the persons applying for a
18 marriage license, have been dissolved by death or dissolution,
19 the statement shall also set forth the date of death of the last
20 prior spouse or the date and jurisdiction in which the last
21 decree of dissolution was entered. Any other information
22 consistent with the standard marriage certificate as recommended
23 by the Public Health Service, National Center for Health
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 11
1 Statistics, may be requested for statistical or other purposes,
2 subject to approval of and modification by the department of
3 health; provided that the information shall be provided at the
4 option of the applicant and no applicant shall be denied a
5 license for failure to provide the information. The agent shall
6 indorse on the application, over the agent’s signature, the date
7 of the filing thereof and shall issue a license which shall bear
8 on its face the date of issuance. Every license shall be of
9 full force and effect for thirty days commencing from and
10 including the date of issuance. After the thirty-day period,
11 the license shall become void and no marriage ceremony shall be
12 performed thereon.
13 It shall be the duty of every person, legally authorized to
14 grant licenses to marry, to immediately report the issuance of
15 every marriage license to the agent of the department of health
16 in the district in which the license is issued, setting forth
17 all facts required to be stated in such manner and on such form
18 as the department may prescribe.”
19 SECTION 6. Section 572-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
20 amended by amending subsections (a) and (b) to read as follows:
21 “(a) Recordkeeping. Every person authorized to solemnize
22 marriage shall make and preserve a record of every marriage by
23 the person solemnized, comprising the names of the [man and
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 12
1 woman] parties married, their place of residence, and the date
2 of their marriage.
3 Every person authorized to solemnize marriage, who neglects
4 to keep a record of any marriage by the person solemnized shall
5 be fined $50.
6 (b) Marriages, reported by whom. It shall be the duty of
7 every person, legally authorized to perform the marriage
8 ceremony, to report within three business days every marriage
9 ceremony, performed by the person, to the agent of the
10 department of health in the district in which the marriage takes
11 place setting forth all facts required to be stated in a
12 standard certificate of marriage, the form and contents of which
13 shall be prescribed by the department of health[.]; provided
14 that, if any person who has solemnized a marriage fails to
15 report it to the agent of the department of health, the parties
16 married may provide the department of health with a notarized
17 affidavit attesting to the fact that they were married and
18 stating the date and place of the solemnization of the marriage.
19 Upon the receipt of that affidavit by the department of health,
20 the marriage shall be deemed to be valid as of the date of the
21 solemnization of the marriage stated in the affidavit.”
22 SECTION 7. Section 572C-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
23 amended to read as follows:
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 13
1 “[[]§572C-2[]] Findings. [The legislature finds that the
2 people of Hawaii choose to preserve the tradition of marriage as
3 a unique social institution based upon the committed union of
4 one man and one woman. The legislature further finds that
5 because of its unique status, marriage provides access to a
6 multiplicity of rights and benefits throughout our laws that are
7 contingent upon that status. As such, marriage should be
8 subject to restrictions such as prohibiting respective parties
9 to a valid marriage contract from standing in relation to each
10 other, i.e., brother and sister of the half as well as to the
11 whole blood, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew.
12 However, the legislature concurrently] The legislature
13 acknowledges that there are many individuals who have
14 significant personal, emotional, and economic relationships with
15 another individual yet are prohibited by [such] legal
16 restrictions from marrying. For example, two individuals who
17 are related to one another, such as a widowed mother and her
18 unmarried son[, or two individuals who are of the same gender].
19 Therefore, the legislature believes that certain rights and
20 benefits presently available only to married couples should be
21 made available to couples comprised of two individuals who are
22 legally prohibited from marrying one another.”
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 14
1 SECTION 8. Section 580-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
2 amended to read as follows:
3 Ҥ580-1 Jurisdiction; hearing. (a) Exclusive original
4 jurisdiction in matters of annulment, divorce, and separation,
5 subject to section 603-37 as to change of venue, and subject
6 also to appeal according to law, is conferred upon the family
7 court of the circuit in which the applicant has been domiciled
8 or has been physically present for a continuous period of at
9 least three months next preceding the application therefor[.],
10 except as provided in subsection (b). No absolute divorce from
11 the bond of matrimony shall be granted for any cause unless
12 either party to the marriage has been domiciled or has been
13 physically present in the State for a continuous period of at
14 least six months next preceding the application therefor[.],
15 except as provided in subsection (b). A person who may be
16 residing on any military or federal base, installation, or
17 reservation within the State or who may be present in the State
18 under military orders shall not thereby be prohibited from
19 meeting the requirements of this section. The family court of
20 each circuit shall have jurisdiction over all proceedings
21 relating to the annulment, divorce, and separation of civil
22 unions entered into in this State or unions recognized as civil
23 unions in this State in the same manner as marriages.
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 15
1 (b) An action for divorce, separation, or annulment may be
2 commenced where neither party to the marriage meets the domicile
3 or physical presence requirements of subsection (a) at the time
4 the action is commenced, if:
9 10
The marriage was solemnized under chapter 572; and
Neither party to the marriage is able to pursue an
action for divorce, separation, or annulment where the
parties are domiciled, because the parties are
domiciled in a jurisdiction that does not recognize
their marriage.
11 There shall be a rebuttable presumption that a jurisdiction will
12 not maintain an action for divorce, separation, or annulment if
13 the jurisdiction does not recognize the parties’ marriage.
14 (c) Actions brought under subsection (b) shall be
15 commenced in the circuit where the marriage was solemnized and
16 the law of this State shall govern. Jurisdiction over actions
17 brought under subsection (b) shall be limited to decrees
18 granting divorce, separation, or annulment that address the
19 status or dissolution of the marriage alone; provided that if
20 both parties to the marriage consent to the family court’s
21 personal jurisdiction or if jurisdiction otherwise exists by
22 law, the family court shall adjudicate child custody, spousal
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

Page 16
1 support, child support, property division, or other matters
2 related to the divorce, separation, or annulment.”
3 SECTION 9. Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
4 nothing in this Act shall invalidate any civil union or
5 reciprocal beneficiary relationship in existence before November
6 1, 2013, which shall continue until terminated in accordance
7 with applicable law.
8 SECTION 10. The department of health may, in its
9 discretion, make any changes that it deems necessary to rules,
10 internal procedures, or forms, to aid in the implementation of
11 this Act.
12 SECTION 11. The department of health and its marriage
13 license agents may issue marriage licenses under section 572-6,
14 Hawaii Revised Statutes, and the department of health may
15 process marriage license applications requesting that a civil
16 union be converted to a marriage under section 572-E, Hawaii
17 Revised Statutes, beginning on October 3, 2013, for the
18 solemnization of marriages to take place consistent with the
19 amendments made by this Act, provided that marriages permitted
20 by this Act shall not be solemnized or administratively
21 converted from a civil union prior to November 1, 2013.
22 SECTION 12. In codifying the new sections added by section
23 2 of this Act, the revisor of statutes shall substitute
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13 XXX-00(13)

SECTION 13. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed
and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 14. This Act shall take effect on November 1,
2013; provided that sections 9, 10, and 11 shall take effect
upon approval.
Page 17
Marriage Equality Bill AG 8.22.13
XXX-00(13)

Page 18
*Marriage; Marriage Equality
Description:
Recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex.
Extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits,
protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex
couples receive. Permits marriage licenses to be issued
beginning October 3, 2013, but solemnizations may begin no
earlier than November 1, 2013.
Office of the Governor

The Honorable Neil Abercrombie
Governor, State of Hawaii
Executive Chambers, State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808-586-0034

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

The Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii
State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0255

 

6689_1092788116069_1117510176_30233891_1761932_n

 

 

PLEASE SUPPORT… READ… PASS… FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN…

PLEASE READ & SUPPORT IF YOU CAN…


GOP presidential candidates are promising to launch an investigation into pro-equality advocates like you and me We’re looking for 2,000 new HRC members to help us fight back.Drive this movement forward by joining HRC now. Join now and you’ll receive this cool HRC tumbler as our thank-you!We’ve come to expect GOP candidates to call for a hateful constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. But we never expected them to support forming a commission to investigate pro-equality advocates like you and me.I’m not making this up. Several of the GOP presidential candidates have now signed a pledge to appoint “a commission to investigate harassment” of anti-LGBT activists. It’s part of a years-long effort by right-wing groups to protect their mega donors from being held accountable for their hateful views – and it’s picking up speed. Fast.
This witch hunt commission would usher in a despicable era of anti-equality McCarthyism – and it’s a sign of just how radical the right has become. We’re fighting their hate with a grassroots campaign targeting anti-LGBT rhetoric, a media operation to debunk their lies, and a red-state bus tour to promote equality across the nation. But we need 874 more new members to reach our goal of 2,000 by Wednesday if we’re going to pull it off.JUST TWO DAYS LEFT! Join HRC to help repel these right-wing attacks and build our grassroots power as our nationwide bus tour picks up speed.

PLEASE CALL THE ” HRC ” TODAY

(202)-628-4160

 

OR SEND CHECK, ANYTHING YOU CAN… 

THE HRC-MEMBERSHIP

1640 RHODE ISLAND AVE.

N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C., 20036

Every day, our groundbreaking work in schools and churches advances tolerance and acceptance. Our “Call it Out” campaign is targeting anti-LGBT hatred in local communities across the nation, and all eyes are on Maryland as the next target for marriage equality. We’re battling anti-gay attacks from right-wing zealots and politicians alike, and walking the corridors of Capitol Hill to push for a repeal of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.But at a moment like this, we need to go big. That’s where our bus tour comes in – and where you can make all the difference.

We started this multi-city tour in the backyard of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City and we’re continuing onward to other red states throughout the Midwest and South where it’s often tough for LGBT Americans to live openly. We’re going state by state to deliver our message loud and clear: There is no community where intolerance is welcome. There is no slur we won’t call out.And – most importantly – there is no chance we’ll let a hateful fringe tear down all that we’ve accomplished together in the last years, especially in New York where marriage equality is already under attack.

We can’t afford to cede an inch. But only the support of thousands of people like you – at a pivotal moment like this – will give us the strength to drive this movement forward.Will you be one of the 2,000 new HRC members to come on board with us in the next 48 HOURS? Confront hate, and fuel our journey on the road to equality. Join HRC now.As we’ve learned time and again – from hate crimes legislation to DADT repeal to New York marriage equality – if we keep standing together, we’ll get to our destination sooner than we think.

LETS GO BIG EVERYONE, EQUALITY FIGHTERS COULD

BE AT RISK IN THE FUTURE…

Joe Solmonese


President…

HI DOLLS & MAN DIVA’S ACROSS OUR LAND…WE MUST ALL REALLY PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER & BE PREPARED TO PUT A HUGE WHOLE IN THERE PLAN…PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR SUPPORT & HELP EQUALITY ALWAYS PREVAIL… HRH-SISTERFACE, MUCH ALOHAS…