Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in Hawaii, Dozens of Couples Marry

Dozens of
same-sex couples got married in Hawaii today after a law legalizing
gay marriage came into effect at midnight.

Hawaii is the fifteenth state to legalize gay marriage.


(Reuters) – Dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot in Hawaii
early Monday as a new law allowing gay couples to marry went into
effect at midnight.

Between 30 and 40 couples were being married at the Sheraton
Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu starting just after midnight local time
(0500 ET), a hotel employee, who asked not to be named, told

Three hours later, the ceremonies were still being performed and
no protesters had shown up, the employee said. Photos posted on
social media sites depicted flowers and chandeliers, wedding
dresses and Hawaiian shirts, and leis on celebrating guests.

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