By Derrick DePledge
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, using a single koa pen, signed a marriage equality bill into law on Wednesday.
Abercrombie said that, in the past, he has often used several pens to sign bills into law so key people involved would have something to mark the occasion.
But the governor said he would give the koa pen used to sign marriage equality to retired state Supreme Court Justice Steven Levinson, who wrote the 1993 court ruling that held that denying marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples was a violation of equal protection under the state Constitution.