Former Senator Norman Sakamoto served as a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate from 1996 to 2010. He testified for the committee on JUD/FIN Capitol Auditorium. RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS. Report Title: Equal Rights Description: Recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex. Extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive. Effective 11/18/13.
Excerpt from Capitol TV Nov. 1, 2013