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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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mid-state, TN

The Civil Beat's own website says: "The Civil Beat Poll shows that the younger the voter the greater support for civil unions and gay marriage. Gay marriage had the support of 67 percent of voters under 30, 58 percent of those ages 30 to 39 and 59 percent of those ages 40 to 49. Over 50 and support dropped to about 35 percent."

I didn't find an age breakdown for the QMark poll, but both polls appear to be statewide telephone polls of registered voters in general -- not selected by age.

At least two newspapers -- the Star-Advertiser and the Maui News -- have also both officially endorsed gay marriage.


"Our state now recognizes civil unions, which means they can marry in a state that performs homosexual marriage and come to Hawai'i and enjoy every right as if they were married here."

Sorry, no. Civil unions are never equal to marriage.

"We are brought up to love and tolerate them. "

If you were sincere in your claim of "love", you would not be using the word "tolerate".

"We already voted on the issue."

Yup. 15 years ago. Fortunately, public opinions do evolve over the course of 15 years.

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