Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dr. Patricia A. Gozemba, Author of "Courting Equality", Reports on Hawaii's Current Civil Union Battle

Dr. Gozemba reporting on scene in Honolulu:

"Honolulu, February 22–Misguided Christian fundamentalists, many of whom are politicians, rallied approximately 2,000 of their flock to the Hawai’i state capitol to try to give credence to the point that the downfall of civilization is epitomized by the granting of the civil right of civil unions to same-sex couples. Across town, LGBT people and their allies peacefully stood up for themselves.

Tara O’Neill captured the faces of some of these folks. She skillfully juxtaposes their faces with the aspirational words of our President Barack Obama and patriotic music.

My wife Karen Kahn and I are happy to be in this video, Support HB 444. Spread the word about this video to your friends and allies!"

365Gay.com had this to say:

"A bill that would give same-sex couples in Hawaii all of the rights of marriage has passed the state House on a 33-17 vote. It now moves to the Senate. The measure would legalize civil unions with all of the benefits, protections and responsibilities of marriage. It also would recognize domestic partnerships entered into in other states. Marriages from Massachusetts and Connecticut would be regarded as civil unions."
(Click here for the full story)

The vote in Senate is expected Tuesday Feb. 24, 2009 and support is reported to be divided.

Dr. Gozemba and Karen Kahn are two of the three authors of "Courting Equality", a book of obvious historic value filled with none other than the sensational photographs of Bay Windows famous photographer Marilyn Humphries, last but not least in this trio. Be sure to visit their site and consider purchasing a copy for yourself or your loved ones.

No comments: