Hawaii says “Aloha!” to day one of marriage equality

Hawaii says “Aloha!” to day one of marriage equality

Same-sex couples are taking advantage of Hawaii’s newfound aloha for gay weddings.

Six couples tied the knot early Monday, shortly after midnight, when the new law allowing same-sex couples to marry took effect.

A Waikiki resort was hosting mass ceremonies for anyone wanting to sign up, while a group of clergy who pushed for the new law planned to host a wedding for an openly gay Unitarian minister at a church near downtown Honolulu.

Take a look at all the shiny, happy people via Buzzfeed. Congratulations Hawaii!

Hawaii says “Aloha!” to day one of marriage equality
The first couples to take advantage of Hawaii’s new found marriage equality gather for a group picture at the Sheraton Waikiki, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in Honolulu.

Hawaii says “Aloha!” to day one of marriage equality
Michelle Broder Van Dyke/BuzzFeed

Hawaii says “Aloha!” to day one of marriage equality
Michelle Broder Van Dyke/BuzzFeed

Hawaii says “Aloha!” to day one of marriage equality
Michelle Broder Van Dyke/BuzzFeed

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