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Monday, December 2, 2013

Hawaii resort hosts some of state’s first gay weddings

Melissa Vomvoris, left, a licensed marriage agent, gives a high-five to couple Keola Akana, second from left, and Ethan Wung, right, as Rev. Brian Grieves looks on at the Sheraton Waikiki on Monday. Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage Monday, and couples were able to apply for marriage licenses after midnight. After receiving their marriage license, several couples held a group wedding at the hotel.