President Barack Obama‘s revelation that he supports same-sex marriage led several prominent Democratic Hawaii officials and candidates to do the same. But former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, a Democrat who’s running for Congress, told DC808 he still believes “marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Here’s his complete email: 

As I have said before, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. However, I also believe that the decisions of the states which have permitted same-sex marriage and/or civil unions, such as Hawaii, should be respected, and I would oppose efforts at the federal level to override those states’ decisions.”

Loading Hannemann Reiterates Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

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