House GOP Effort to Oust Pro-Gay Marriage Rep from Key Committee Fails

Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

There was no Christian rock band jamming at the Capitol Tuesday morning. Nobody waving protest signs. No chants about “marriage equality” or prayers for “homosexual sinners.”

Just a nice breeze, a couple pigeons and a few ladies wearing rainbow-colored lei. It was a far cry from the rallies in the rotunda and passionate testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that consumed the Capitol Monday.

All the action on the second day of the special legislative session to pass a same-sex marriage bill was on the floor of the House chambers where the rift in the majority and minority caucuses widened for all the world to see. Or at least the dozen or so members of the public seated in the gallery.

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