Gay marriages don’t threaten the institution
When my husband, daughter and I attended the wedding of lesbian friends of ours in Massachusetts nine years ago, we were deeply moved by how precious this moment was for them and for their four children. Contrary to the incessant complaint that gay marriage threatens the institution of marriage, we felt our own marriage and family strengthened by witnessing their love and commitment.
Please join me in supporting legislation to make this possible in the land of aloha.
Which is the greater evil: smoking or …?
Correct me if I am wrong. Smoking is a terrible vice, a filthy habit but legal in the United States. That’s a given. The question then is: What is an adult and what is his rights?
If you commit a crime in Hawaii and are 18, you will be prosecuted as an adult. The age of majority in Hawaii is 18. As an 18 year old in the U.S. you are mature enough to make the decision to join the military and die for your country. In fact, the 26th amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that 18 year olds are mature enough to vote.
Why is the Hawaii Council undertaking to dictate to an adult what legal activities they can or cannot do? If a 20-year-old violates this ordinance will he be prosecuted as a juvenile or an adult? What am I not seeing?