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Same-Sex Marriage Applications Increase

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Wayne Yoshioka
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Mary Weiss and son, Brennan, rallied against Marriage Equality for 3 weeks during Special Session.

The State Department of Health has received more than 580 same-sex marriage applications since the law was enacted three weeks ago.   One department official says he was surprised at that rate.  But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, marriage equality remains a controversial topic and change will not be overnight.   

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaiʻi. He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter. He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006). He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals). He resides in Honolulu.
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