Capitol ralliers wrap up after house readingUPDATED 4:28 PM HST Nov 09, 2013Video Transcript
well before the break of dawn. KITV4's Lara Yamada has our continuing team coverage... ... as this highly anticipated day -- got underway. 3840 NATS: Honk! Same Sex 3820 NATS: Honk! Hawaiian Flag Still cloaked by an early morning haze.... Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage lined South King Street -- determined to promote their message. 2630 It was one of those days that I couldn't miss. NATS : Let the people vote! Those voices -- at times -- overwhelming. So much so -- today -- duct tape divided the sidewalk ... ...and security divided the crowds. STANDUP: 3515-31 After complains of threats and intimidation, earlier in the week, this is the first time both sides will be physically separated. On the mauka side, supporters of marriage equality, on the makai side oponents to that. Even the gallery itself will be separated right down the middle. Carla Allison -- one of the first in line -- anticipating a final House vote FOR same-sex marriage. She calls herself a "new activist" -- never involved in something like this before -- but now energized by the process. CARLA 2645-52 I'm not really here for myself as much as all the people who have been working toward this for a very long time and a lot of them aren't with us anymore. 2138 Everybody's upbeat. Pastor Dave Willweber says -- when this special session ends, however it ends -- their fight -- will carry on. PASTOR DAVE 2141-59 This whole thing is doing something positive. It's getting more people of Hawaii involved in the process and letting the governor and legislators know since we put them into office, we're also paying attention on what they say and how they vote and they need to know that. 3019-27 It's not done. I know it's not done, but we've crossed a line and our country is moving in the right direction. Lara Yamada, KITV4 News.