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Gay Marriage Bans In Idaho, Nevada And Hawaii Head To Court

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal appeals court in San Francisco has already issued two significant gay rights rulings: In 2012, it struck down Calif...

Hawaii Governor Blames Historic Primary Loss On Gay Marriage

AP | VIJAY JOSHI AND CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special s...

Hawaii Legalized Same-Sex Marriage 6 Months Ago -- Guess What's Happened Since

Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Back in November, Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. While the debate was surprisingly contentious for the solidly Democratic...

Supporting Marriage Equality With Love and Aloha

Mark Takai | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Takai

I'm proud that Hawaii now stands with 16 other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing marriage equality and that a fast-growing number of additional states are preparing to join the ranks.

Michelangelo Signorile

Hawaii Lawmaker: I'm Not A 'Bigot, A Hater Or A Homophobe' Despite Opposing Gay Marriage | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Dozens of Hawaii gay and lesbian couples have been marrying since the stroke of midnight on Monday under the state’s new marriage equality law. But ...

Meet the One Lawmaker Still Trying to Stop Marriage Equality in Hawaii (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-12-02-AFERhawaiibobmcdermott.pngRep. Bob McDermott filed a lawsuit last week that seeks to overturn the new marriage equality law. Last month McDermott tried -- and failed -- to prevent the law from taking effect. His latest suit will get a hearing in January.

As Clock Strikes Midnight, 6 Gay Couples Say 'I Do' In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

HONOLULU -- Same-sex marriage took more than two decades of activism to reach Hawaii, but the first ceremonies only took a few minutes. Shortly aft...

Always The Officiant Never The Groom, This Gay Minister Will Finally Marry

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

When same-sex marriage officially becomes legal in Hawaii at 12:01 am Monday, Jonipher Kwong and Chris Nelson hope to be the first gay couple to marry...

Lawmakers Who Voted Against Marriage Equality Get Early Christmas Present

Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriages earlier this month, but the nineteen Hawaii state representatives who voted against it got...

What Does 'Traditional Marriage' Mean in Hawai'i? (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Over the past few weeks the opponents of marriage equality in Hawai'i have repeatedly and vociferously claimed that they support "traditional marriage," meaning a union of one man and one woman, and that the "gay lifestyle" is a Western import. Really?

Population With Marriage Equality About to Be Double What It Was at the Start of 2013 (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-11-18-Afermarriagepopulationstill.pngThe governor of Illinois will sign a marriage bill on Wednesday, and marriage equality will start in Hawaii on Dec. 2. That brings the number of people in marriage equality states to about 114 million. We started the year with 57 million.

Michelangelo Signorile

Hawaii Gov. On Gay Marriage, ENDA And Lesbian State Rep Who Voted Against Marriage Equality | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Wasting no time within days of signing a marriage equality bill into law, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie made a bid on Friday for gay and lesbian co...

Perfect Timing For University Of Hawaii's Retro Rainbow Jerseys

Posted 11.15.2013 | Sports

This week, Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Coincidentally, but not insignificantly, the struggling University of Hawaii fo...

Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Lawsuit Takes Big Step Toward Trial

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal court challenge to Pennsylvania's 17-year-old law banning the recognition of same-sex marriages took an important s...

Bad News For Gay Rights Opponents In Hawaii

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

HONOLULU, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Opponents of Hawaii's new gay marriage law failed in their bid to block implementation of the measure on Thursday when ...

Hawaii Judge Rejects Challenge To Same-Sex Marriage.. Law Is Safe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii

Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto today rejected a challenge by GOP Rep. Bob McDermott and others to halt same-sex marriage in Hawaii....

The Legacy Of Aloha: What Marriage Equality Means To Hawaii

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle | Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

HONOLULU, HAWAII -- In December 1990, three couples went to the Hawaii Department of Health and asked for something thousands of people in love had re...

Hawaii Says 'Aloha' to Same-Sex Marriage and Equality

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Fifteen years ago, Hawaii and Alaska became the first U.S. states to pass constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage. And in this short period of time, despite massive opposition from the right, Americans are finally starting to recognize everyone as equals.

Hawai'i Wins Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

2013-11-13-ScreenShot20131113at12.05.13PM.pngThere were many stirring words spoken, and many brave and beautiful people who put their careers and even their lives on the line, to finally bring marriage equality to Hawaiʻi. This short video portrays the demonstrations during the final reading by the House on Friday, Nov. 8.

Hawaii: Which Island Is Right For You?

Posted 11.12.2013 | Weddings

Hawaii is both the newest and the most exciting state to pass same-sex marriage legislation; ceremonies are set to begin on Dec. 2, which is just in t...

Hawaii Passes Gay Marriage Bill

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

BY OSKAR GARCIA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU (AP) — The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature ...

Obama Praises Hawaii On Gay Marriage Passage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Hawaii's state legislature Tuesday for passing a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the Aloha State. "I’ve always...

Hawaii Passes Gay Marriage Bill; Ceremonies Set To Begin Dec. 2

Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU, HAWAII -- The Hawaii Senate passed a House-amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Tuesday. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is expecte...

Science vs. Prejudice in Hawai'i Marriage Equality Debate (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

During the acrimonious debate over marriage equality in Hawai'i over the past week, the question of whether being gay is a choice or immutable has played a key role. I did not originally plan to testify about my many years of scientific research on this topic, but I changed my mind.

Hawaii Voting On Gay Marriage

Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By OSKAR GARCIA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU — The Hawaii Senate is expected to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage on Tuesday, the final step ...