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HAWAII, Oct 1 (LSN) – On November 3rd Hawaii voters will vote on whether to approve a proposal to stop the Hawaii Supreme Court from legalizing “same-sex marriage.” Last week Honolulu’s Bishop Francis DiLorenzo sent out an urgent appeal to pro-family supporters to support the proposed amendment to the state’s constitution that would specify that the legislature shall have the power to reserve marriage to opposite sex couples.  The bishop wrote that without a “yes” vote, “the Hawaii court will almost surely redefine marriage [and]  the effects of such a decision will reverberate across the country.” Bishop DiLorenzo also noted the unfairness of the ballot vote in which “blank and spoiled ballots count as “no” votes, (thus) those opposing the amendment will seek to confuse and sow seeds of fear based on past discrimination against minority groups.” He concluded saying, “Please join with me in prayer and deed as together we seek justice and truth in charity.” He reminded Hawaiian Catholics that “it is also vitally important that we demonstrate our collective resolve on this matter now… If not, those seeking to redefine marriage will interpret our inaction as silent consent.”  Pro-family forces in the state are predicting a multi-million dollar campaign to encourage voters to refuse the amendment and thus allow the courts to mandate same-sex marriage. The likely results will be:  1 – homosexual and lesbian couples will flock to Hawaii to get married.  2 – they will then return to any of the other 49 states in the Union and take legal action under the full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution to have their marriage recognized in their individual homestate.  3 – Major media organizations will broadcast to the nation that Hawaii will offer these ‘benefits’ to homosexual and lesbian couples.  4 – It will be difficult to stop the recognition of such marriages in the other 49 states as an avalanche of legal challenges will flood the court system 5 – You will see “married homosexual or lesbian couples with children” seeking equal benefits, recognition and acceptance in your neighborhoods, schools, churches, government office and every segment of life.

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