US: Pro-gay marriage Hawaii Governor loses seat in primary
Despite backing from President Obama, Hawaii’s Governor Neil Abercrombie, a strong supporter of same-sex marriage, has been defeated in his re-election bid.
“Finally, today now all those who have been invisible will be visible to themselves and the whole world,” Mr Abercrombie said.
The Democrat won only 31% of the vote, compared to state Senator David Ige, who gained 67% of support, according to reports.
The 76-year-old will leave office after 4 years, and during a career spanning four decades, he worked in the state legislature and US House of Representatives.
“Whatever shortcomings I have, whatever faults that I have, I can guarantee you one of them has never been a failure to give all I can, every day that I can, for Hawaii,” Abercrombie said.
Ige also currently supports same-sex marriage.
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