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Hawaii begins special session on gay marriage bill



HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii lawmakers are coming back to the Capitol for a special session to consider legalizing gay marriage. 
 
Legislators say the bill to be introduced Monday morning has overwhelming support in the Senate and enough support in the House to pass. 
 
Proponents of same-sex marriage plan a rally Monday morning at the start of the session, while opponents are expected to hold a rival rally Monday evening. 
 
It's all in an effort to try to influence swayable legislators by digging into everything from the broad issue to the details of the bill's wording. 
 
Proponents say they shouldn't have to wait for gay marriage, calling it a civil right that acknowledges the value of same-sex relationships. 
 
Opponents say society needs to encourage marriage between men and women, in part to protect children.

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