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Civil Beat Poll — Hawaii Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows Flickr.com

Civil Beat Poll — Hawaii Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows

A year and a half ago, 51 percent said they opposed marriage equality; now voters are evenly divided.
Hawaii Legislature Has Votes to Pass Same-Sex Marriage

Hawaii Legislature Has Votes to Pass Same-Sex Marriage

UPDATED The House, which was borderline, appears to have the support to legalize marriage equality.
UH Profs: Same-Sex Marriage Good For Hawaii Flickr.com

UH Profs: Same-Sex Marriage Good For Hawaii

New study says tourism industry would see $217M boost if marriage equality is enacted.
Should Hawaii Expect Flurry of Gay Marriages?

Should Hawaii Expect Flurry of Gay Marriages?

The U.S. Supreme Court's high-profile decision on gay marriage doesn't mean imminent change in Hawaii.
Is Hawaii Next for Gay Marriage? Local Gay Rights Advocates Say Yes

Is Hawaii Next for Gay Marriage? Local Gay Rights Advocates Say Yes

UPDATED Following a national trend, legislation is expected to be introduced as soon as this coming year.
Hawaii Judge Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Hawaii Judge Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

UPDATED Alan Kay rejects lawsuit from lesbian couple who argued law was unconstitutional.
Oshiro: Obama’s Stance No Guarantee for Gay Marriage in Hawaii

Oshiro: Obama’s Stance No Guarantee for Gay Marriage in Hawaii

Architect of Hawaii civil unions cautions that political landscape in Legislature may not change much.
Obama Support for Same-Sex Marriage Ripples Through Hawaii Politics

Obama Support for Same-Sex Marriage Ripples Through Hawaii Politics

UPDATED President's new stance sure to be an issue in congressional races.
‘Narrow’ Religious Exemption for Civil Unions Law?

‘Narrow’ Religious Exemption for Civil Unions Law?

Hawaii lawmakers propose language to allow churches to deny use of facilities for ceremonies.
Civil Unions Returns to the Hawaii Legislature

Civil Unions Returns to the Hawaii Legislature

Familiar faces once again debate a very familiar, and very divisive, issue.
Gay Websites Extoll Gov’s Marriage Ban Stance

Gay Websites Extoll Gov’s Marriage Ban Stance

Abercrombie's reaction to Hawaii law criticized locally but embraced elsewhere.
Hawaii Celebrates First Civil Unions

Hawaii Celebrates First Civil Unions

Four same-sex couples and leaders who fought for their rights celebrate historic day.

October 2013

Friday, October 18

Civil Beat Poll — Hawaii Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows

September 2013

Thursday, September 5

Hawaii Legislature Has Votes to Pass Same-Sex Marriage

July 2013

Thursday, July 25

UH Profs: Same-Sex Marriage Good For Hawaii

June 2013

Wednesday, June 26

Should Hawaii Expect Flurry of Gay Marriages?

November 2012

Tuesday, November 20

Is Hawaii Next for Gay Marriage? Local Gay Rights Advocates Say Yes

August 2012

Wednesday, August 8

Hawaii Judge Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

May 2012

Friday, May 11

Oshiro: Obama’s Stance No Guarantee for Gay Marriage in Hawaii

Wednesday, May 9

Obama Support for Same-Sex Marriage Ripples Through Hawaii Politics

April 2012

Wednesday, April 25

‘Narrow’ Religious Exemption for Civil Unions Law?

March 2012

Wednesday, March 21

Civil Unions Returns to the Hawaii Legislature

February 2012

Friday, February 24

Gay Websites Extoll Gov’s Marriage Ban Stance

January 2012

Sunday, January 1

Hawaii Celebrates First Civil Unions

December 2011

Saturday, December 31

Federal Judge Clears Way for Hawaii Civil Unions

Friday, December 30

State Says Halting Civil Unions Would Be ‘Devastating’ for Hawaii

Thursday, December 29

Two Hawaii Churches Seek To Block Civil Unions

October 2011

Thursday, October 13

Not a Word From Lingle on Her Most Difficult Decision

June 2011

Monday, June 27

NY Gay Marriage Won’t Affect Hawaii … Yet

April 2011

Wednesday, April 20

Landmark Gay Rights Bills From Hawaii Legislature

February 2011

Thursday, February 24

Civil Unions, Civic Courage

Wednesday, February 23

No Bridge for the Religious Divide?

Wednesday, February 16

Civil Unions, Then and Now

Friday, February 11

Civil Unions Bill: New, Improved, Not Perfect

Friday, February 4

Fast-Tracking Civil Unions

October 2010

Thursday, October 14

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii’s Religious Divide

September 2010

Wednesday, September 22

Civil Unions a Primary Winner

Sunday, September 12

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Don’t Want Lawmakers to Bring Back Civil Unions Bill

August 2010

Friday, August 20

Hannemann = Aiona in Hawaii Family Forum Survey

July 2010

Thursday, July 29

Rights of Same-Sex Couples Now in Court’s Hands

ACLU, Lambda To Sue Lingle Over Civil Unions

Thursday, July 22

Hawaii Links for Thursday, July 14

Thursday, July 15

Hawaii Links for Thursday, July 15

Wednesday, July 14

Is the Bluest of States Bleeding Red?

Hawaii Links for Wednesday, June 14

Friday, July 9

Week 10: The News Never Stops

Lingle Equates Civil Unions with Marriage of First Cousins, Brothers and Sisters

Hawaii Links for Friday, July 9

Thursday, July 8

Civil Unions: Video of a Day of Drama

One Word Missing from Lingle’s Veto Message

Wednesday, July 7

National Pundits Pile On Civil Unions Debate

Hawaii Reacts to Civil Unions Veto

Civil Unions: Photos of A Day of Drama

Lingle Dodges Civil Unions Issue

Civil Union Proponents Promise Lawsuit

Tuesday, July 6

Capitol Alive on Day of Civil Union Decision

Pictures From The Hawaii Capitol Today

Lingle Invites Justice Levinson to HB 444 Decision

Hawaii Gov. Lingle Vetoes Civil Unions Bill

Friday, July 2

The Civil Unions Decision: What’s At Stake

Hawaii Links for Friday, July 2

Thursday, July 1

Hawaii Links for Thursday, July 1

Roundtable Executive Committee Member Also on Board of Leading Religious Opponent of Civil Unions

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30

Where’s the Beef? No Reason to Oppose Civil Unions

UPDATE: First Hawaiian Bank Has No Position On Civil Unions

Monday, June 28

UPDATE: Bank of Hawaii Opposes Civil Unions Veto

Hawaii Links for Monday, June 28

Friday, June 25

UPDATE: HEI Breaks with Roundtable on Civil Unions

Thursday, June 24

Why the Roundtable Quieted Its Civil Unions Storm

Wednesday, June 23

Roundtable Tells Governor It’s Not Against Civil Unions

Tuesday, June 22

More Roundtable Dissent on Civil Unions Stance

Lingle on Civil Unions: ‘I Need More Time’

Monday, June 21

Hawaii Links for Monday, June 21

Saturday, June 19

Civil Unions Bill On Governor’s Potential Veto List

Roundtable Goes Back And Forth On Civil Unions

Friday, June 18

Hawaii Links For Friday, June 18

Thursday, June 17

Hawaii Links for Thursday, June 17

Tuesday, June 15

Hawaii Links for Tuesday, June 15

Study: Civil Unions Will Have ‘Positive Fiscal Effects’

Friday, June 11

Business Roundtable: Not Opposing Civil Unions, Just Current Bill

Why Would Business Roundtable Weigh In On Civil Unions Privately?

Hawaii Business Roundtable Urges Gov. Lingle To Veto Civil Unions Bill

Monday, June 7

Not Everyone Loves A Parade

Sunday, June 6

Four Couples And The Civil Unions Bill

May 2010

Wednesday, May 26

UPDATE: Civil Unions Data To Chew On

Thursday, May 20

Study: Civil Unions Could Bring Millions To State

UPDATE: Same-Sex Marriage Means Big Bucks In Other States

Tuesday, May 18

UPDATE: The Hawaii GOP Platform On Civil Unions

Saturday, May 8

Legal Benefits And Implications Of Civil Unions

Biggest Impact Of Civil Unions Will Be On Couples

Wednesday, May 5

UPDATE: UCLA Prof Says Couples Will Seek Civil Unions

Monday, May 3

Bringing Understanding to the Civil Unions Issue

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