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Supporters rally for same sex marriage billUPDATED 7:33 PM HST Oct 28, 2013Video Transcript
which has both sides trying to draw in last minute support. More than a hundred supporters of same sex marriage tried to get their message out---just minutes before the special session started . KITV-4's Cam Tran continues our team coverage... nats of sign waving Under the hot morning sun, supporters for marriage equality waved signs along Beretania Street trying to get support honk behind a passionate and heated issue. 28:31 KRISTINA SWITZER, AIEA, supports same sex marriage. IN:28:50 EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE LOVED , TO LOVE EACH OTHER AND NOT HAVE ANYONE TELL THEM THEY CAN'T GET MARRIED 28:52 And that's the message 100 people were trying to get across to lawmakers so they'd vote in favor of Hawaii's Marriage Equality Act. JON-ANN ADAMS, SUPPORTS SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN:10:03 WE HAVE TO KEEP FOCUSED THROUGH EVERY HEARING THROUGH EVERY SESSION . THROUGH THE NEXT HEARING, THROUGH THE NEXT SESSION UNTIL THE GOVERNOR SIGNS THE BILL! 10:13 For many couples this special session is a sign of hope. Nuuanu residents Jessica Maxfield and Courtney Daniels say they want to get married one day and don't want to leave the islands to exchange their vows. COURTNEY DANIELS, SUPPORTS SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN:24:17 TO BE GIVEN THAT CHANCE IS SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS WANTED, HAVING TO GO OUT OF STATE OR GO OUT OF COUNTRY TO DO SOMETHING AS BASIC AS COMMIT TO MY PARTNER, IT'S SOMETHING I NEED TO FEEL EQUAL TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT 24:30 Many religious leaders also showed their support at this morning's rally. They want to counter act recent television ads from the opposing side saying the bill would infringe on a person's and church religious rights. LIZ ZIVANOV PARISH OF SAINT CLEMENT IN: 17:23 IT'S A CIVIL ISSUE THAT'S BEEN MADE TO BE A RELIGIOUS ISSUE AND SO THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO BE HERE TO COUNTER THAT THING. AS MUCH AS YOU CAN USE THE BIBLE TO TALK AGAINST IT, BELIEVE ME YOU CAN USE THE BIBLE TO TALK FOR IT 17:34 Though it's a divisive issue, the opposing sides peacefully stood next to each other at the state capital, waiting the outcome of the special session. Reporting from the state capital. Cam Tran. KITV 4 News.