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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) today announced new information about the state’s upcoming civil union on-line application process scheduled to be activated on January 1, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Hawaii’s civil union registration process available January 1, 2012

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) today announced new information about the state’s upcoming civil union on-line application process scheduled to be activated on January 1, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

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Lambda Legal, ACLU conclude lawsuit seeking civil unions

Lambda Legal, ACLU conclude lawsuit seeking civil unions

MEDIA RELEASE Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (ACLU) and Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing have announced they have dismissed their lawsuit against the state, following Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s signing civil unions into law last month. The Hawaii Senate gave final approval to the bill, SB232, which allows same- and different-sex unmarried […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law the civil union bill making Hawai'i the seventh state in the nation to recognize civil unions.  The bill signing ceremony took place this afternoon at Washington Place among key lawmakers and about 100 invited guests who helped move passage of the measure through the legislature.

Governor Abercrombie signs civil unions bill into law

Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law the civil union bill making Hawai’i the seventh state in the nation to recognize civil unions. The bill signing ceremony took place this afternoon at Washington Place among key lawmakers and about 100 invited guests who helped move passage of the measure through the legislature.

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Civil union bill signing to be streamed online (Feb. 23)

Civil union bill signing to be streamed online (Feb. 23)

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie will legalize civil unions at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Washington Place. What: Bill Signing, SB 232 SD1 HD1 When: 2-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 Where: Washington Place This bill signing ceremony will be streamed live on the governor’s website at hawaii.gov/gov

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“I have always believed that civil unions respect our diversity, protect people's privacy, and reinforce our core values of equality and aloha. 

“I appreciate all the time and effort invested by those who shared their thoughts and concerns regarding civil unions in Hawai‘i.  This has been an emotional process for everyone involved, but that process is now ended.  Everyone has been heard; all points of view respected."

Governor Abercrombie on the passage of the civil union bill

“I have always believed that civil unions respect our diversity, protect people’s privacy, and reinforce our core values of equality and aloha. “I appreciate all the time and effort invested by those who shared their thoughts and concerns regarding civil unions in Hawai‘i. This has been an emotional process for everyone involved, but that process […]

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Minority rights never advanced by popular vote

Minority rights never advanced by popular vote

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Vetoes, overrides, civil unions as Legislature winds down

Vetoes, overrides, civil unions as Legislature winds down

MEDIA RELEASE | hawaiihouseblog.blogspot.com The Hawaii House of Representatives joined with the State Senate in overriding 11 of Gov. Linda Lingle’s 14 vetoes. The governor vetoed several revenue generating bills, among others, that are part of a financial plan to balance the state budget. “The Great Recession made our jobs very difficult,” said Speaker of […]

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Citizens for Equal Rights seeking support for H.B. 444

Citizens for Equal Rights seeking support for H.B. 444

MEDIA RELEASE Citizens for Equal Rights is inviting people to include themselves in a photo booklet of supporters of civil unions and H.B. 444. The booklet will be given to state House members to show mainstream community support for passage of civil unions legislation this session. “Citizens for Equal Rights was formed last month to […]

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