Posted in Events on 23. Nov, 2013
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New Year Pau Hana Fundraiser
Saturday, January 11, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 pm
243 Ainahou Street
Home of Jim and Marian Grey
RSVP: Marian 808 395-3940
or email: email@example.com
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Look for this house at the end of the street. Parking on street near by.
Senator Slom wrote a commentary on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Here is an excerpt:
“I saw JFK in Honolulu in June 1963, right after my graduation from the University of Hawaii and before leaving for law school in Pennsylvania (there was no law school in Hawaii at that time). Those of us over 50 years of age know exactly where we were and what we were doing that awful day.
I had just finished the week’s classes at Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA, and was standing in line at the A&P buying groceries for weekend dinners when the first news of the shooting sped quickly though the crowd.
I rushed home to my wife and infant son, Samuel Mason. We had the radio on in the kitchen when the news came over that the President was dead.
We literally dropped the food and cooking utensils and were quiet for a long time. We hugged each other.”
Read the entire commentary at HawaiiReporter.com.
On Wednesday, October 30, the Hawaii State Senate voted on SB1 “Relating to Equal Rights”. This is the bill that would grant same sex couples the right to marry each other. The bill passed out of the Senate with a vote of 20 to 4 with 1 excused. Senator Slom was one of the 4 senators who voted “no” on SB1. After moving to the State House of Representatives, an amended version of SB1 was also passed and presented to the entire state legislature for a full vote. It passed that vote and the governor signed it into law on November 13.
The following link takes you to Senator Slom’s floor speech on SB 1 as presented on the Senate Floor, October 30.
Transcript Text: http://senateminority.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/senator-sloms-floor-remarks-on-the-same-sex-marriage-bill-sb1-october-30-2013/
Download Text: http://hawaiidocuments.com/files/SMO/SMS-Speech-103013.pdf
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5odxkqYitC4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m49s
“….there was no reason, no urgency, for a special session devoted to sexual orientation. In the past 12 years, this state has had two special sessions unrelated to the Senate’s advising and consenting to judicial or cabinet nominees. One had to do with the Superferry and the economic implications; the other was called immediately after 9/11 when we were all concerned about what was going to be the future of our state and our nation. To say that the argument for sexual orientation rises to that level is absurd. To say that this is historic is untrue; hysteric, it may be. We should’ve decided it, if at all, during the regular session.”