By Derrick DePledge
A White House spokesman said Tuesday that Hawaii-born President Barack Obama would welcome a decision by the state Legislature to approve marriage equality.
"While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect," Shin Inouye, a White House spokesman, said in an email. "As he has said, his personal view is that it's wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, from doing so. The president would welcome a decision by the state Legislature to treat all Hawaii couples equally."