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Hawaii Marriage Equality

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 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.

Illinois Marriage Equality Could Start Much Sooner Than We Thought (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-11-11-aferillmarriagenov11small.pngCurrently, marriage equality is scheduled to start in Illinois in June 2014. But State Sen. Don Harmon has filed an amendment to a bill that could push up the date to as early as February.

WATCH: Hawaii Lawmaker's Speech Brilliantly Slams Fears Of 'Gay Lifestyle'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

As the battle for gay marriage continues to rage in Hawaii, one lawmaker took to the floor last week to offer an incredible argument in favor of marri...

Two More States May Win Marriage This Week (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-11-04-ScreenShot20131104at12.19.18PM.jpgThis is a big week for marriage in Illinois and Hawaii, where legislatures may finally have an opportunity to vote on marriage bills. Or they may not.

Coming Out: Confessions of a Closet Christian

Stuart H. Coleman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Stuart H. Coleman

Now, as special session begins to consider the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013, I realize it's finally time to come out and declare the difficult yet joyful truth: I am a liberal Christian who supports gay marriage.

Gay Marriage Will Lead To Five Spouses Or Even Self-Marriage, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Hawaii Family Advocates President Jim Hochberg is not happy with the recent progress his home state has made toward legalizing the right of same-sex c...