Representatives Bob McDermott, Richard Fale, Gene Ward, Jo Jordan and Marcus Oshiro address HB 1624
HB 1624 …This Act shall be known as the Hawaii Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2014. … There will be no net gain for human liberty and equal rights if same—sex couples are permitted to oppress religious dissenters in the same way that those dissenters, when they had the power to do so, oppressed same—sex couples. There is no reason to let either side oppress the other. Same—sex couples should not be denied the right to marry, and the State should not force dissenting religious believers or organizations to recognize or facilitate same—sex marriage.