Marriage equality

Rally for justice: GLBT and beyond
  • Announcement

Today's rally for justice in multiple forms comes on the eve of the Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage ban laws. Read More »

Report: Municipalities advance LGBT equality ahead of states, federal government
  • News Report

The state of LGBT equality in cities across the nation, including five Hawaii cities, is detailed in HRC’s 2014 Municipal Equality Index. Read More »

Will Caron
Tweets from the #SpecialSession, part 2

The Hawaii Independent and others have been live-tweeting from the Capitol. Here are some of the best from today's Senate vote. Read More »

Will Caron
Signal 1: Week two of the 2013 special session

Ikaika Hussey, Gary Chun, and Will Caron discuss the ongoing marriage equality debate.

Tweets from the #SpecialSession

The Hawaii Independent and other news sources and citizens have been live-tweeting updates since the first day. Below are some of the best, mostly from the JUD/FIN hearing and yesterday's 2nd reading. Read More »

Will Caron
House passes marriage bill on second reading

The House will vote again on Friday. Read More »

JUD, FIN joint committee passes SB1

Today the joint House committee recommended to pass SB1 out of committee with amendments. Read More »

Will Caron
Monday’s top stories
Inequality for LGBT couples: we can end it now

It’s taken us a while to get here. Read More »

Dawn Morais Webster
First comes love, then comes marriage: What’s next for equality?
Steve Dinion
My Two Moms
  • Essay

13-year old Shylar is the daughter of Tambry and Suzanne Young, lead plaintiffs in the Young v. Lingle lawsuit for equal rights for LGBT families filed in 2010. This article began as a school assignment, and became her testimony at the October 28 hearing on marriage equality before the State Senate Judiciary Committee. Read More »

Shylar Young
Living True Aloha
  • Opinion

Using the core value of aloha as a weapon against others is pure cultural hypocrisy. Read More »

kuualoha hoomanawanui
Don’t forget the Baehr case
  • Analysis
Ikaika M Hussey
Traditional marriage supporters have planned rallies this month →

Several events supporting traditional marriage are scheduled on Kauai. More at Garden Island »

Confusion causes symposium to be cancelled →

A symposium on the religious exemption in a gay marriage bill that was scheduled for Wednesday evening at the state Capitol has been cancelled. Organizers from the University of Hawaii law school said there was a misunderstanding about whether the symposium would only focus on the religious exemption or whether other issues related to the bill would be discussed. More at Star-Advertiser »

Should same-sex marriage be on the ballot? →

The special session on same-sex marriages is a little more than three week away but the lobbying efforts are already in high gear. More than 500 people attended a rally the state Capitol today to oppose the legalization of same sex marriages. More at Hawaii News Now »

Religious leaders stay true to their beliefs