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05/17/2010

L.L. (R-HI) adopts far-right's signature move, yet to produce fair and principled one

by Jeremy Hooper

LingleHawaii governor Linda Lingle (R) still hasn't said whether or not she will sign, veto, or not act on (and therefore allow to pass) the state's recently-passed civil unions bill. However, this comment has equality activists concerned:

"It does appear to me on reading it, that it really is same-sex marriage, but by a different name," Lingle told reporters during a break at the state GOP convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikīkī. "But I want to wait and hear people out."
Hawaii governor says bill's civil unions may be same-sex marriage [Honolulu Advertiser]

Concerned, because all of us who pay attention to this so-called "culture war" know that "marriage but by a different name" is the kind of lines that social conservatives typically use to oppose civil unions. So since Lingle is out and proud with her resistance to marriage equality, this latest quip seems to lean decidedly towards one certain meaning of "aloha."

But who knows? She has until 7/6 to decide. Maybe a coconut will hit her on the head and turn her into an equality-advancing ACLU lawyer. That happened once on "Gilligan's Island," didn't it?

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