As Hawaii lawmakers debate a proposed gay marriage bill, one GOP group is warning that the real objective of the law is to normalize “all sorts of deviant behavior.”

In a 60-second radio ad, Tito Montes, president of the Hawai'i Republican Assembly (HIRA), says that the bill's passage will have “terrible” consequences for all Hawaiians.

“The current push for homosexual marriage is not about marriage at all,” Montes says in the ad. “That's right, the lie of so-called marriage equality is merely a stepping stone to have government forcibly legitimize and normalize all sorts of deviant behavior. Terrible consequences will affect everyone and everything imaginable forever.”

“Do you want schools to teach your 5-year-old all about the gay and lesbian lifestyle? Or have your child going to a school with gender neutral bathrooms? Do you want your church forced to marry homosexuals? Do you want to see local business people repeatedly forced to violate their faith?”

Montes concludes: “Demands like these are dismantling society in other states that pass homosexual marriage. Governor [Neil] Abercrombie has not warned you about this and he has even recently admitted that bisexual marriage is right around the corner.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

However, Montes does not mention that the proposed law does not require clergy, ministers or priests to provide marriage ceremonies to gay and lesbian couples. (However, religious groups who want to marry gay couples are currently not allowed to do so.)

Additionally, Hawaii law explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment, public accommodations and housing. That is, even without the marriage law, a business open to the public cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

On Monday, the marriage bill cleared its first hurdle in the Senate. A vote count finds sufficient lawmaker support for the bill to reach the desk of the governor, who has pledged to sign it.