DUKE AIONA ISSUES STATEMENT ON VETO OF HB 444
HONOLULU - Lt. Governor Duke Aiona today issued the following statement regarding Governor Linda Lingle's veto of HB 444.
"I commend Governor Lingle for making this difficult and courageous decision.
"Leadership matters, and the election of our next Governor will help determine how the issue of same-sex marriage is handled in the future.
"As I have always said, this issue will persist as long as lawmakers continue to keep the public from deciding whether marriage should be between a man and a woman.
"If elected Governor, I will propose a constitutional amendment on this issue so the people can define marriage once and for all."