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How a Rivalry on a Honolulu Pride-Planning Committee Shaped the Fight for Same-Sex Marriage

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On the morning of December 17, 1990, according to the press release he sent beforehand to local media, Bill Woods had plans to make news, not history. He would bring three same-sex couples, two female and one male, to the main office of the Hawaii Department of Public Health in downtown Honolulu, where they would complete applications for marriage licenses. Woods was not a lawyer, but had studied the family-law code, which included in its marriage regulations a reference to “the husband” and “the wife” without any specific indication that…

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