Hawaii Marriage Equality Passage Captured on Video
I always wanted to be a fly on the wall when a state’s legislature passed a marriage equality bill. Do they erupt in cheers to reflect the excitement going on outside their doors or do they stay formal and solemn?
Lucky for us, Friday’s official vote in Hawaii’s House was captured on video as lawmakers cast “yea” or “nay,” documenting the important moment in history.
The video also shows the crowd celebrating outside afterwards, which in itself is indescribable. I was fortunate enough to be in New York City when the state passed marriage equality in 2011 and being surrounded by fellow equality cheerleaders, rainbow flags waving, and knowing that you were witnessing history was an evening that I will cherish forever.
As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, I decided to marry my two passions and create a resource where all couples can be equally represented. Armed with seven years in both print and online lifestyle journalism, I dove headfirst into this passion project in 2013 and Love Inc. was born.
I’m inspired every day by the couples that grace our pages, from the can’t-live-without-you grasps to the gentle sweeping away of a happy tear, the love that they so clearly have for each other is intoxicating, and drives me to create the best product possible … while enjoying every second of it.