Gay Marriage, Hawaii Style

PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Same-sex marriage took more than two decades of activism to reach Hawaii, but the first ceremonies only took a few minutes.

Forty-five minutes after midnight Monday — the moment state marriage license applications became available online — six same-sex couples began to exchange their vows at a festive, historic celebration on the 30th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki.

"I do," said one partner.

"I do," said the other.

Cue Elvis and the "Hawaiian Wedding Song":

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