There was a long line of people waiting to testify about the bill to legalize same-sex marriage at a State Capitol hearing.
A rally was held in the State Capitol Rotunda by those who support same-sex marriage in Hawaii.
The overflow from the hearing was also seated in the Capitol Rotunda.
The Senate hearing was packed.
Sheriffs were outside of the hearing as a precaution.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie was the first person to testify in the hearing.
People on both sides of the issue were on Beretania Street.
Drama erupted on the House floor on Tuesday, Oct. 29 with regards to the same-sex marriage bill.
Click here to see Catherine Cruz's report.
The hearing went into Monday evening.
5 p.m. Catherine Cruz report
6 p.m. Cam Tran/Paul Drewes report
10 p.m. Paul Drewes report.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Senate gathered to vote on SB1.
The Senate passed the bill and send it to the House. Click here to read the story.
Three-thousand eight-hundred seventy-five people signed up to testify at a House hearing on Thursday, Oct. 31.
About 15,000 testimonies were submitted for Thursday's hearing. Of those testimonies, about 3,874 want to deliver it in person. That number could go up if people sign up in the evening.
The Hawaii State Capitol website was down possibly for about 90 minutes. More than 4,000 people have signed up to testify.
Nick LaCarra talks with the media about his support of SB1 and marriage equality.
Carolyn Golojuch, President of PFLAG OAHU, in line waiting to give her testimony in support of marriage equality.
Shawna Okami, Hector Hernandez and others waiting to give their testimony in support of marriage equality at the State Capitol.
Rhoda Tomasco, founder of the Sunshine Kids Foundation, waits to give her testimony on SB1.
More than 5,000 people signed up to testify in person.
Thursday evening, New Hope Christian Fellowship set up a tent near the State Capitol. Sheriffs say they do not have a permit for it.
Friday afternoon, a rainbow appeared over the State Capitol during the second day of testimony in a House hearing on same-sex marriage.
The House hearing went into the weekend.
Click here to watch Nana Ohkawa's Saturday report.
Those on both sides of the issue were ready on Monday to continue the testimony.
Click here for Brenton Awa's report on Monday.
Testimony comes to an end on the fifth day of the House hearing on SB1.
People eagerly await the decision of the House committees.
The House committees pass SB1, which now goes to the House floor.
People line up to get into the House chamber on Wednesday for the second reading of SB1.
Some in the audience applauded the House as the session began.
Outside, groups on both sides of the issue clashed.
Those against SB1 were relentless throughout the day. Click here for a video of some of the chanting.
Supporters of SB1 celebrated after it cleared the second reading in the House.
The day after SB1 passed, some went to see members of the House.
They brought with them Coco Puffs from Liliha Bakery. Click here to watch Catherine Cruz's story.
Rep. Clift Tsuji spoke with those who visited him on Thursday.
Some went to the office of Georgette "Jo" Jordan.
And other spoke to Karl Rhoads. Click here to watch Andrew Pereira's report.
Many people were at the State Capitol at around 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.
The State Capitol Rotunda had a carnival-like atmosphere.
Hope Chapel Olomana handed out doughnuts amidst the chanting of "Let the people vote!"
The chanting and drumming begins.
Kai the poi dog
Battle of the chants. "Let the people vote" vs. equal rights.
Michael Golojuch urges Marriage Equality supporters to take the chanting to the street to diffuse tensions.
Marriage Equality supporters moved to the sidewalk, calming things down for now.
Chips being passed around Marriage Equality supporters.
High noon and everything is calm on the day of the final reading in the House.
Traditional marriage supporters on the left; marriage equality supporters on the right and the sheriffs are in the middle.
Time for a lunch break!
Marriage Equality supporters sit at the foot of the St. Damien statue.
It's getting hot on the sidewalk.
The last Aloha Pop is handed out.
After lunch, the chanting resumed.
Security at the Capitol decided to give different bathrooms for the different supporters.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie stops by at the final reading.
The governor's wife Nancy also made an appearance.
The sun is about to go down.
The lights go on at the Capitol.
The countdown is on to the House floor vote.
Andrew Pereira and Catherine Cruz (the person taking this picture) tag team at the State Capitol with live reports.
The Marriage Equality group watched the monitors during the floor speech leading up to the final vote.
The traditional marriage supporters watch and pray.
Traditional marriage supporters sing "How Great Thou Art."
Here's a look at all of the amendments.
Private security guards stand by.
The Marriage Equality bill gets passed by the House. Click here to read the story.
The following Tuesday, the bill was passed by the Senate to a chorus of cheers and boos. Click here to read the story.
Senators hold a press conference hailing the historic vote.
On Nov. 13, the governor holds a press conference to sign the Marriage Equality bill into law at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Festivities begin with a Hawaiian chant.
Amy Hanaialii and Willie K perform for the first time in 10 years.
Rep. Chris Lee speaks after a standing ovation for Sen. Clayton Hee.
The governor gets a standing ovation from the crowd.
The governor thanks his wife Nancy for support with this cause.
The governor signs the bill.
The governor raises his hands after signing the bill.
The crowd sings spontaneously.
SB1 is now law. Click here for the story.
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