Last month’s tremendously successful promotional video of gay marriage in the islands caught a lot of people by surprise, including local gay rights activists.  The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, along with several tourism industry partners, surprised two Hawaii men with a wedding and a video of it. The video quickly went viral with millions of views.

Jack Law, a longtime activist in the LGBT community and owner of Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand in Waikiki, joins Civil Beat Opinion Editor Todd Simmons, who also was once the executive director of Equality Hawaii, and Pod Squad host Chad Blair for a discussion of the state of gay rights in Hawaii.

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Jack Law, left, Todd Simmons, center, and Chad Blair venture forth to ponder LGBT tourism.

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