Arts & Entertainment
Okino Apologizes For Anti-Gay Comments
Originally printed 1/31/2013 (Issue 2105 - Between The Lines News)
HONOLULU (AP) -
Former Honolulu City Councilman Gary Okino is apologizing to gays, lesbians and their supporters for comments he made during a confirmation hearing.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell withdrew the 71-year-old's nomination to the Ethics Board of Appeals after he told city councilors on Tuesday that he has "no tolerance for homosexuality," and that gay people "are in danger not only spiritually, but physically."
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser http://bit.ly/Vp3qgp reports Okino said in a statement Saturday that Caldwell's decision was appropriate.
Okino says he was being overzealous in his efforts to respond to allegations against him.
- Study: PrEP, Taken Regularly, 100 Percent Effective
- News You Should Know July 23, 2014
- Feds Call On States To Revamp HIV Criminal Laws
- Obama Signs LGBT Workplace Non-Discrimination Executive Order
- News You Should Know July 21, 2014
- Ruling Allows Same-Sex Marriages for Florida Keys
- First Mississippi Mayor Announces Support Of Marriage Equality
- News You Should Know July 17, 2014
- New Report Exposes Deceptive Religious Right Strategy Targeting LGBT Equality
- Utah Will Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling To High Court
- Comic Legend Archie Andrews Takes Bullet For Gay Best Friend
- 'Fox & Friends' Fails To Showcase American's Horror At Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
- Transgender Actress Laverne Cox Makes History
- HIV Infection Returns To 'Cured' Child