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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. 22.

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Hawaii governor blames primary loss on support for marriage equality

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii)
HONOLULU -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage. Republicans are allowed to vote for Democrats in Hawaii's open primary, and Abercrombie said they chose to vote against him because of his support for same-sex marriage and because they think...

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Hawaii governor signs marriage equality bill into law

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APA gay marriage bill sits on a table after becoming law with Gov. Neil Abercrombie's signature at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
HONOLULU -- Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii, the state that kicked off a national discussion of the issue more than two decades ago.

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Hawaii governor to sign gay marriage bill on Wednesday; law takes effect Dec. 2

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii)
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to sign a gay marriage bill into law during an invitation-only ceremony at the Hawaii Convention Center.

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Hawaii Senate to take final vote on same-sex marriage bill

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APHawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, second from left, speaks with his Chief of Staff Bruce Copa during a House floor session on gay marriage at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
HONOLULU -- The Hawaii Senate is expected to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Tuesday, the final step for the state Legislature before sending the special session measure to Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

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Aloha #16 – Hawaii state House approves same-sex marriage bill

Saturday, November 9, 2013
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HONOLULU -- The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a special session bill on Friday night that would make Hawaii the 16th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, setting up a final approval by the state Senate before it's sent to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature.

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Hawaii lawmakers move same-sex marriage bill to final House vote

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APLawmakers discuss gay marriage on the House floor at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
HONOLULU -- The Hawaii House on Wednesday night moved forward a bill to legalize gay marriage to the chamber's final vote after a nearly 11-hour hearing that featured political maneuvering and chanting crowds outside the gallery.

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All eyes on the Hawaii state House as gay marriage bill passes smoothly in Senate

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APMembers of the Hawaii Senate convene on the Senate floor of the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. The senators passed a marriage equality bill, sending the measure to the House.
HONOLULU -- The fate of gay marriage in Hawaii is in the hands of the state House after smoothly passing in the Senate. It's already been a bumpier ride for the legislation in the House.

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Hawaii Senate committee OK’s marriage equality bill, floor vote expected Tuesday

Monday, October 28, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APHawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie speaks at a Hawaii Senate committee hearing on gay marriage at the state Capitol in Honolulu on Monday.
HONOLULU -- Hawaii's battle over same-sex marriage brought state lawmakers back to work Monday after the governor called a special session that could make the islands a wedding destination for more couples.

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Hawaii begins special session to consider marriage equality bill

Monday, October 28, 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii
HONOLULU -- Hawaii lawmakers are coming back to the Capitol for a special session to consider legalizing same-sex marriage.

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