Amid allegations that conservatives opposed to marriage equality trying to cheat the system, advocates remain optimistic that Hawaii will become the next U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.
The bill passed the House today, was already approved in the Senate, and the governor will sign it.
The president of Hawaii's police union, himself an active-duty officer, says he'd rather die than enforce marriage equality in his home state.
The 86-year-old Phil Batt surprised many, including organizers of the event where he made the statement, by talking about why gays deserve legal protections.
The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer also played the 'special rights' and pedophilia cards in his lie-filled rant against the pending legislation.
The nation's first openly gay Senator took to the Senate floor this afternoon to deliver an impassioned speech in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.