House Majority Leader Blake Oshiro, Who Is credited for pushing bill HB444 into passage exclaimed happily:
I'm extremely, extremely proud of this day, because Martin Luther King said it best ' The arc of history is long and once and a while you get to bend it correctly ' and Thursday we bent it in the right direction toward justice
The path forward to equality will happen and cannot be stopped. Those who are fighting against equality fight a losing battle. We of the LGBT community, as citizens and taxpayers, demand our right to live with the same rights as any decent section of society. It is not a“special” right, it is a Constitutional and Human right.