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Hawaii's Governor is expected to sign same-sex marriage into law on Wednesday, after the State Senate voted overwhelmingly ...
in favor of it on Tuesday. Same-sex marriage is already legal in 14 states and Washington, DC. (Nov. 13)
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DURATION: 1:23-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - KGMBCOURTESY HAWAII NEWS NOW, EMBARGO HONOLULUALL SCRIPT MUST INCLUDE: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."Honolulu, Hawaii - 12 November, 20131. Wide, State Senate floor2. Mid, speaker at microphone, pan to applauding people in upper gallery3. Wide, man walking out4. Wide, State Senate floor5. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Clayton Hee, (D) Hawaii State Senate (Transcript Below)6. Wide, speaker on floor7. Mid, speaker with microphone8.SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Sam Slom, (R) Hawaii State Senate (Transcript Below) 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Suzanne Chun-Oakland, (D) Hawaii State Senate (Transcript Below) 10. Mid, Senator speaking11. Mid, Senator speaking12. Mid, women in gallery wearing lei flowers13. Wide, men and women in gallery watching debate14. Mid, woman watching debate15. Mid, men watching debate, wearing flower leis, noddingVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:TRACK-1HAWAII IS BECOMING THE 15-TH STATE TO RECOGNIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGE.GOVERNOR NEIL ABERCROMBIE IS EXPECTED TO SIGN IT INTO LAW ON WEDNESDAY.((NAT PAUSE))APPLAUSE BURST OUT AND SOME BOOS WERE HEARD WHEN THE HAWAII STATE SENATE PASSED A MEASURE RECOGNIZING SAME SEX MARRIAGE ON TUESDAY.SOUNDBITE: Senator Clayton Hee, (D) Hawaii State Senate"We stand on the principles of equality and justice and liberty for all. And mostly we stand on the principal that all marriages are now equal."TRACK-2THE MEASURE PASSED BY A VOTE OF 19-TO-FOUR, ALTHOUGH IT FOLLOWED A HEATED DEBATE.SOUNDBITE: Senator Sam Slom, (R) Hawaii State Senate"The Supreme Court did not give its stamp of approval to same-sex marriages."SOUNDBITE: Senator Suzanne Chun-Oakland, (D) Hawaii State Senate"I hope that we honor each other's differences and celebrate the life that we have together in Hawaii irrespective of the diverse views we hold on this subject ."TRACK-3THE LAW IS EXPECTED TO OFFICIALLY TAKE EFFECT ON DECEMBER SECOND.IT WILL ALLOW THOUSANDS OF SAME-SEX COUPLES LIVING IN HAWAII AS WELL AS TOURISTS TO GET MARRIED.A UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RESEARCHER SAYS GAY MARRIAGE COULD BOOST TOURISM BY MORE THAN 200-MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS, AS COUPLES FLY IN FOR THEIR WEDDINGS.SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.