Same Sex Marriage testimony continuesUPDATED 8:16 AM HST Nov 03, 2013Video Transcript
Another emotional round of public testimony in the House. It's the third day of discussion on the same sex marriage bill, and it's expected to last... late into the night. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa joins us with our top story. It's the third day William Talley has bused from Waikiki to the capitol. He's back in line like many others..anxiously waiting to testify on the same sex marriage bill. More than 3000 people have already testified and there's at least 1500 more to go. William Talley 256 IM BACK AGAIN HERE THIS MORNING THINKING MAYBE THE LINE IS GOING TO MOVE MAYBE ILL GET MY TESTIMONY IN AND GO ABOUT MY BUSINESS AND HERE WE ARE WAITING AGAIN 306 IT'S A MESSED UP SITUATION 307 ChrisAnn Moore 717 ITS VERY PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTING BUT IM ALSO TREMENDOUSLY GRATEFUL TO HAVE A VOICE IM GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO BE HEARD 728 The overflowing crowd would raise their hands in support of testifiers...showing they are being heard. 3220 NO ONE CAN LOOK AT MY CHILDREN TELL THEM THAT THEY DON'T DESERVE THE DIGNITY OF HAVING THEIR PARENTS BE MARRIED I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO MY CHILDREN THAT WE ARE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS 3230 1904 I HAVE THE RIGHT TO FOLLOW THE DICTATES OF MY HEART AND MY HEART TELLS ME I CANNOT SUPPORT A LIFESTYLE THAT GOES AGAINST MY MORAL VALUES AND THE NATURE OF GOD 1917 The public hearings have lasted for hours with no immediate end in sight. Organizers say each person who signed up by the october 31st deadline will get the platform to speak. Shirley Kinoshita 1520 THIS BILL IS NOT ABOUT EQUAL RIGHTS IT'S A PRIVILEGE 1526 3603 IT WOULD BE GREAT TO BE ACTUALLY MARRIED TO GAIN THE RIGHTS AND RESPONBILITIES OF MARRIAGE IN HAWAII 3610 The committee will get a break.. there will be no hearing tomorrow. But, it will be back on Monday---with most likely another round of testimonies.