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Hawaii Senators Promise Easy Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

Same-sex marriage legislation is expected to smoothly pass the Hawaii Legislature Tuesday and head to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his expected signature...

Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Bill Just Days Away From Passage

Civil Beat | Chad Blair and Nathan Eagle | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Eager to avoid the loud and lengthy protests over same-sex marriage that disrupted the Hawaii House of Representatives this week, the state Senate may...

Gay Lawmaker Speaks Out On Why She Voted Against Marriage Equality Bill

Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

Openly gay Hawaii State Representative Jo Jordan made headlines this week when she voted against the Hawaii same-sex marriage bill. According to the G...

Gay Lawmaker Describes Coming Out During Floor Speech

Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson (D) surprised some of his colleagues last week, when he took to the Senate floor during a late night debate about a ...

Republican Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Rep. Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon) came out Saturday. “I'm still the exact same person and I’m still a Republican and, most impo...

Gay Legislators Having Impact In Marriage Debates

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Of America's 7,382 state legislators, only 85 are openly gay or lesbian. They are, however, playing an outsized and often impassioned rol...