MAZIE HIRONO – This is a landmark day for the State of Hawaii.  I want to recognize the hard work of Hawaii’s lawmakers and grass roots organizations that made this moment possible.

This legislation (SB 232) is about equality and providing basic civil rights and protections to all people of Hawaii.

I appreciate the legislature’s action on this measure and share Governor Abercrombie’s respect for our island’s diversity and constitutional rights.

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono represents Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes rural Oahu, the Neighbor Islands: Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, Hawaii Island and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. She is a member of the House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

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