“I haven’t figured out why I felt so compelled to fight for the religious exemptions, to not erode Constitutional rights. I don’t belong to any particular denomination. I don’t wear one of those hats. I take religion out of everything. … Everybody finds their own religion somewhere. I have the same values as they do, but it’s just a little different. When I walked into this session, that rose to the surface. Why me? Why am I trying to protect your religious rights? I’m still trying to figure out.”
— Hawaii State Rep. Jo Jordan, who is openly gay, on why she voted against a bill to allow same-sex marriage when she felt the bill’s exemptions for religious groups were not adequate. She was quoted by Honolulu Magazine.