March 1, 1996
House Judiciary Committee Reports Constitutional
Amendment to The Floor of The House
By invoking a suspension of rules (in particular, 48 hour deadlines and delays between votes), Speaker Joe Souki engineered a constitutional amendment to ban same-gender marriage out of the House
Judiciary Committee by an 11 to 4 vote. We expect a floor vote this evening.
Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage
P.S. The Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage Project, HERMP, is the sole support of the work of Dan Foley on Baehr v. Lewin (Foley is the attorney who makes
all court appearances on behalf of the plaintiff couples). Please be generous in support of HERMP; Hawaii is a small state, and the tiny gay and lesbian
community here is very active in advocacy work which HERMP cannot address.
Donations to HERMP are fully tax-deductible, and should be made out to
1521 Alexander Street, #503
Honolulu, HI 96822.
The HERMP branch in Kona, on the Big Island, has produced a T-shirt for sale. One can send a check for $17.50 to HERMP, P.O.Box 902, Captain
Cook, HI 96704, together with a note about being sent a T-shirt (S, M, L, XL,
XXL). It is also available in a tank top. The design is multi-color on white. A large triangle points down, with the letters h.e.r.m.p above
the triangle, some male-male, female-female symbols in the border of the triangle and some palm trees. To place an email order for T-shirts, or
to obtain more information, please email email@example.com. An image of the T-shirt is available via the WEB on
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