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!

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.

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