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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.
Federal Judge Clears Way for Hawaii Civil Unions

Federal Judge Clears Way for Hawaii Civil Unions

UPDATED U.S. District judge denies two churches' request for a temporary restraining order.

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

Attorney general responds to lawsuit by churches trying to block law from going into effect.
Two Hawaii Churches Seek To Block Civil Unions

Two Hawaii Churches Seek To Block Civil Unions

UPDATED Pastors charge in federal complaint that their civil rights are violated.
Not a Word From Lingle on Her Most Difficult Decision

Not a Word From Lingle on Her Most Difficult Decision

UPDATED Former Hawaii governor doesn't mention civil unions veto in announcing U.S. Senate bid.
NY Gay Marriage Won’t Affect Hawaii … Yet

NY Gay Marriage Won’t Affect Hawaii … Yet

The historic law has been hailed by advocates who say it will act as a catalyst for change in other states.
Landmark Gay Rights Bills From Hawaii Legislature

Landmark Gay Rights Bills From Hawaii Legislature

Gender equity bill on governor's desk a bookend to civil unions bill earlier in session.
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