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Civil Unions a Primary Winner

Civil Unions a Primary Winner

Major opponents of House Bill 444 went down in flames in the Sept. 18 election. But the real test will be the general election.
Civil Beat Poll: Voters Don’t Want Lawmakers to Bring Back Civil Unions Bill

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

New survey of likely voters in primary election shows fatigue with the issue.
Hannemann = Aiona in Hawaii Family Forum Survey

Hannemann = Aiona in Hawaii Family Forum Survey

The former Honolulu mayor and the lieutenant governor have exactly the same positions on gambling, physician-assisted suicide, civil unions, the definition of marriage and emergency contraceptives. That's according to a new voter guide from the forum and Hawaii Catholic Conference.
Rights of Same-Sex Couples Now in Court’s Hands

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

The six couples suing Gov. Lingle over her HB 444 veto argue that the state violated its own constitution by denying same-sex couples the rights and protections given to straight couples.
ACLU, Lambda To Sue Lingle Over Civil Unions

ACLU, Lambda To Sue Lingle Over Civil Unions

As promised, the supporters of HB 444 will challenge veto in court. The lawsuit is likely to revive the arguments of the landmark 1993 Hawaii case that determined denying marriage to gay and lesbian couples was discriminatory.

Hawaii Links for Thursday, July 14

Mufi and Neil will debate, Colleen talks to national Democrats, and other political items of interest.

Hawaii Links for Thursday, July 15

Tired of talk of civil unions and such? Too bad — it's all over the news.
Is the Bluest of States Bleeding Red?

Is the Bluest of States Bleeding Red?

Hawaii in the 1970s was one of the most progressive states in the union — taking the lead on the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion rights and health care. These days it's looking a lot more like Utah — even though the Democrats are still in charge.

Hawaii Links for Wednesday, June 14

Council handles fireworks, more candidates file to run, and the GOP and HB 444.
Week 10: The News Never Stops

Week 10: The News Never Stops

Coverage of civil unions veto and compromise on the Akaka Bill reveals what sets apart our approach to news. At Civil Beat, we focus on issues, not events. But when there are key developments, we'll be there for you.

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

On Thursday's Rick Hamada radio program, the governor argued that civil unions is not a civil right, saying, "First cousins couldn’t marry, or a brother and a sister ... So there are restrictions ... "

Hawaii Links for Friday, July 9

Mufi Hannemann names some trees, Kamehameha admits another non-Hawaiian, and Kauai is no ka oi.
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