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Civil Unions, Civic Courage

Civil Unions, Civic Courage

The bill-signing at the Hawaii governor's mansion was historic, triumphant and personal.
No Bridge for the Religious Divide?

No Bridge for the Religious Divide?

The signing of civil unions into law leads to reflections on whether Hawaii can come together after a long, divisive battle.
Civil Unions, Then and Now

Civil Unions, Then and Now

What a difference a year — and an election — makes.

Civil Unions Bill: New, Improved, Not Perfect

The Hawaii House will vote on a measure Friday that's better than the one passed by the Senate. But it still falls short.
Fast-Tracking Civil Unions

Fast-Tracking Civil Unions

The bill that appears headed to the Hawaii governor's desk — as early as this week — makes the fewest changes to the one vetoed last year.
Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii’s Religious Divide

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii’s Religious Divide

About 11 percent of state voters believe Christianity should have an official role in setting government policy, but four times that number say it should have no role at all.
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.
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