Faith-based groups gathered to send a message to lawmakers Monday.
More than 30 representatives of these groups signed a resolution in support of marriage equality.
This comes after Hawaii's congressional delegation urged Governor Niel Abercrombie and the state Legislature to pass the freedom to marry in Hawaii.
"I'm here today in total support of the freedom of all persons who love each other in a committed relationship to be able to marry," Reverend Barbara Grace Ripple said.
"The Catholic Church has always been opposed to gay marriage," Honolulu Diocese Bishop Larry Silva said. "We believe that marriage is only between one man and one woman and that really is a revelation that's given to us by the Lord."
Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriages.
Hawaii has a civil union law, but does not allow same-sex marriages.
The first runner to cross the finish line of the 2013 Honolulu Marathon was Gilbert Chepkwony who finished in 2:18:47.
Dry weather conditions made for a great day as thousands of runners participated in the 41st Annual Honolulu Marathon. Those who ran inspired others to participate next year-- while those who cheered from the sidelines helped motivate them to keep running.
KHON2 is learning more about the elderly man who died after being attacked in Chinatown.
83-year-old Mamerto "Eddie" Semana was found on Kukui Street early Wednesday morning not far from where he lived.