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Police officer accused of arresting two lesbians for kissing

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A police officer in Honolulu evidently didn't appreciate a lesbian couple's public display of affection.
A lesbian couple alleges in a lawsuit that a Honolulu police officer wrongfully arrested them for kissing in a grocery store. ...

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Hawaii Supreme Court dismisses challenge to marriage equality law

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott is one of four people who sued to stop the state from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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Hawaii legislature approves bill allowing birth certificate gender changes

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Thee state House and Senate approved a bill Tuesday that removes a surgical requirement, sending the bill to Gov. David Ige. ...

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Bill to ease gender change on birth certificates advances in Hawaii legislature

Sunday, May 3, 2015
The proposal to allow people to change gender on their birth certificates without having to undergo surgery cleared a legislative hurdle. ...

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Hawaii legislative panel backs bill to ease gender switch on birth certificates

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Mika Inoue, of Kahala, poses outside a hearing room at the Hawaii Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Honolulu. Inoue supports a bill that would lift a surgical requirement for those who want to switch the gender designation on their birth certificates.
Mika Inoue was in college when she faced some of the scariest threats against her life as a transgender woman. Now, at age 25, she hopes to avoid those situations by getting a new birth certificate that confirms with her ...

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014
Marriage equality supports gather outside a Florida courthouse on July 2, 2014.
Florida clerks can start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in January -- but if they do, they could risk arrest and jail time. ...

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Hawaii Supreme Court hears arguments in challenge to marriage equality law

Thursday, December 18, 2014
A lawsuit brought by GOP state Rep. Bob McDermott claims the Legislature didn't have authority to pass the law. ...

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Same-sex marriage tops Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s legacy

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, center, poses with legislators and supporters after signing a bill on Nov.  13, 2013, legalizing same-sex marriage in Hawaii.
HONOLULU -- It was a decision that Gov. Neil Abercrombie said may have cost him re-election, but one that he stood by as a proud legacy that will live on long after he leaves the state's highest office. Under Abercrombie's ...

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Hawaii governor to win award for efforts to legalize same-sex marriage

Monday, November 10, 2014
Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii)
HONOLULU -- Outgoing Gov. Neil Abercrombie will be given an award for his work to legalize same-sex marriage in Hawaii. The Equality Hawaii Foundation will present Abercrombie with the Steven H. Levinson Trailblazer Award at its annual gala on Nov. ...

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Ninth Circuit declares Hawaii same-sex marriage lawsuit moot

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
HONOLULU -- A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has quietly ended a last-ditch court fight against a Hawaii law allowing same-sex marriage. The court issued an opinion earlier this month declaring moot a lawsuit filed by a Hawaii ...

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