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Photos: First Hawaii Same-Sex Weddings!

by David Badash ● 9:26 AM December 2, 2013
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Forty-five minutes past the stroke of midnight today, six couples became Hawaii’s first same-sex couples to marry.

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Hawaii: Christian Groups And GOP Lawmaker Lose Court Case To Kill Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM November 14, 2013
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A broad group of Christians and one Republican state lawmaker have lost their attempt to kill same-sex marriage in Hawaii after a judge ruled that lawmakers indeed had the right to define marriage.

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Breaking: Hawaii Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law (Video, Photos)

by David Badash ● 3:55 PM November 13, 2013
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Before 200 invited guests in an invitation-only ceremony, Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie signed historic legislation extending marriage to same-sex couples in the state of Hawaii.

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Today, History In The Making — Watch Live As Hawaii Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill

by David Badash ● 1:54 PM November 13, 2013
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Today you have a rare opportunity to watch history in the making. Hawaii’s same-sex bill signing ceremony is by invitation-only, but the future will be televised, as they say. Watch live here!

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Barack Obama On Hawaii Passing Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 7:13 PM November 12, 2013
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“I’ve always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today’s vote makes me even prouder,” President Obama said of tonight’s vote passing same-sex marriage.

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Breaking: Hawaii Passes Same-Sex Marriage — Bill Heads To Governor’s Desk

by David Badash ● 5:55 PM November 12, 2013
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After two decades of attempts, Hawaii just passed same-sex marriage into law. Governor Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign the legislation during a special invitation-only event tomorrow.

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Hawaii Senator: Bisexual People Won’t Be Able To Marry Under Same-Sex Marriage Bill

by David Badash ● 4:12 PM November 12, 2013
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Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard lamented that LGBT advocates “seem to have forgotten their bisexual brothers and sisters,” because, he thinks, under the same-sex marriage bill, bisexual people will not be allowed to marry.

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Watch Live Now: Hawaii Senate Takes Historic Final Marriage Equality Vote

by David Badash ● 2:37 PM November 12, 2013
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Today at 3:00PM ET, 10:00 AM local time in Honolulu, the state Senate will take the final vote, and most likely, pass the same-sex marriage bill. You can watch the historic vote live here.

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Lawmaker: ‘Have The People Of Hawaii Not Done Enough? We Gave You Your Civil Unions’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 7:13 PM November 11, 2013
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Rep. Karen Awana, who says she has “friends who are of the GLBT persuasion,” spent 12 minutes spewing anti-gay hate to defend her vote against Hawaii’s same-sex marriage bill.

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Hawaii Lawmaker: ‘People Aren’t Born Discriminating Against Same-Sex Couples’ They’re Taught To

by David Badash ● 10:57 AM November 11, 2013
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During the Hawaii House vote on Friday, Rep. Chris Lee explained to his colleagues that “people aren’t born discriminating against same-sex couples, people are taught to discriminate against them.”

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After Illinois And Hawaii: Which State Will Make Same-Sex Marriage Legal — Maybe This Year?

by David Badash ● 9:03 AM November 11, 2013
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Is there another state that could add its name to the sixteen which have become marriage equality states — before the rapidly-approaching end of the year?

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Breaking: Key Hawaii Senator Predicts Marriage Bill Changes Will Pass 21-4

by David Badash ● 7:15 PM November 9, 2013
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Hawaii state Senator Clayton Hee just told reporters he expects the revised same-sex marriage bill the House passed late last night to sail through the Senate and pass, 21-4.

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Video As It Happened: Roll Call Vote As Hawaii House Passes Marriage Equality, And Crowd Response

by David Badash ● 2:00 PM November 9, 2013
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Here’s the video of the roll call vote, when Hawaii House lawmakers cast their votes on same-sex marriage, the Speaker announcing, “Senate bill passes, third reading,” and the crowd’s resounding response.

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Breaking: Hawaii House Passes Same-Sex Marriage, To Become 16th Equality State

by David Badash ● 3:12 AM November 9, 2013
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In a 30-19 vote late Friday night in Honolulu — Saturday morning on the mainland’s East coast — the Hawaii House passed marriage equality, becoming the 16th state in the nation to extend the institution to same-sex couples.