How Hawaii is making a splash in interracial marriages
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Hawaiian couples are coming out with a new interracial wedding trend in Hawaii, where people are embracing their ethnic backgrounds.
The new trend involves couples meeting at a church, where a traditional Japanese wedding would be followed by an Asian one, a white couple and a black couple, according to a news release from Hawaii’s Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Hawaii’s Office for Hawaiian Affairs released a news releases Monday on the trend, saying it’s a “trend in Hawaiian culture and history” that will help increase diversity.
A traditional Japanese ceremony is followed by a white, black and Asian wedding, followed by the Asian wedding.
Hawaii is the first state to introduce such a new way of marrying people.
The Honolulu City Council voted in June to allow mixed-race couples to marry in the city.
The council passed the ordinance in an 11-5 vote.
The city is one of the first in the country to allow same-sex couples to wed in Hawaii.
But there’s a long history of same-gender marriage, with a long line of mixed- and straight-married couples living in Hawaii dating back to the 1920s.
In an effort to bring the trend into the mainstream, the Office for Honolulu Affairs has partnered with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the NAACP, the Asian American Journalists Association and other groups to create a Hawaii-themed wedding website.
A new page on the website allows people to post photos of their nuptials, along with a hashtag to help others connect with their loved ones and the Honolulu-based group, which works with organizations to help improve Hawaii’s cultural and political landscape.
For the past six years, the Honolulu LGBT Community Center has hosted a series of interfaith weddings, the release said.
The event is held each year on a different date.
A ceremony and a reception are held at the center and the couples receive an official marriage certificate and certificate of legitimacy from the Hawaii Department of Health.
The Honolulu LGBT community center is part of the state’s Health, Labor and Welfare Department, which is working to improve the health and well-being of the entire community, according the release.
Hawaiians are not alone in their love of interracial couples.
In May, a man in Florida married a white woman after receiving a certificate of legal marriage from the state of Florida.
The man, Mark Thomas, was able to get his marriage license from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
In June, a Hawaii couple received their certificate of legally married status.
In February, a couple in Hawaii married a woman of African descent.
Hawaiian couples are coming out with a new interracial wedding trend in Hawaii, where people are embracing their ethnic backgrounds.The…
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