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HAWAII: Police Union Head Says He'll Never Enforce Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Via the Honolulu Civil Beat:
The head of Hawaii’s police union, Tenari Maafala, testified against the gay marriage bill Monday afternoon, saying he would never enforce such a law. “You would have to kill me,” he told a panel of House lawmakers hearing Senate Bill 1. Maafala is president of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers and an officer with the Honolulu Police Department. He said SB 1 is contrary to his religious views and opposes the measure. Republican Reps. Bob McDermott and Richard Fale questioned Maafala about his views. Maafala said the state has more important issues to address, such as homelessness and drugs, and that denying gay couples the right to marry is not discrimination if it’s against your beliefs.
How do cops "enforce" marriages anyway?

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