The number one industry and the number one export to the U.S. State of Hawaii is travel and tourism. eTN received a press release from Hawaii Governor David Ige with his statement after the United States Supreme Court announced its historic decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry.
eTN was unable to get any quote in regards to what this decision would do for the tourism industry and for Hawaii specifically.
The statement says.
“In 1993 Hawai‘i galvanized the national conversation on the right of same-sex couples to marry. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’ I was proud to be part of that arc when I voted for marriage equality in Hawai‘i in 2013 as a State Senator. Hawai‘i has truly led the way. Now more Americans than ever support marriage equality and our nation’s highest court has affirmed that it is a fundamental right for all Americans. This is a great day for Hawai‘i and for our country. I echo President Obama’s words this morning when he said that ‘we have made our union a little more perfect.’”