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Abercrombie signs historic marriage equity legislation into law

Gov. Abercrombie: ‘This significant piece of legislation is a clear example of people exercising courage, determination and patient perseverance.’

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House votes to pass Marriage Equality Bill

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass SB1 HD1, relating to equal rights, with amendments on second reading. The measure was approved by a vote of 30 to 18, with three member excused. SB1 HD1 recognizes marriages between individuals of the same gender. In addition, the measure extends to same-sex couples […]

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House committees to take testimony until midnight Oct. 31

MEDIA RELEASE To accommodate the expected high numbers of people wishing to testify on SB1 and to allow testifiers to plan their time accordingly, the House Judiciary and Finance Committees plan to begin the public hearing at 10 a.m. and end at midnight. At that time if there are people who signed up to testify […]

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Senate Committee hearing on Marriage Equality Bill (Oct. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor holds hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 1, Relating to Equal Rights, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the State Capitol Auditorium. The hearing will follow the convening of the Second Special Session of 2013 called by Governor Neil Abercrombie. “Listening to public input, we’ve strived […]

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Governor’s statement regarding marriage equality

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2011 signed into law civil unions, which represented Hawaii’s diversity, protected people’s privacy, and reinforced our core values of equality and aloha. In 2012, a lawsuit was filed against Abercrombie in his official capacity claiming discrimination for failing to allow same sex couples to marry. The governor has declined […]

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Schatz statement on marriage equality

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz released the following statement in support of marriage equality: “The time has come to make marriage equality a reality for Americans around the country, so that all people can exercise that right in freedom and without restriction. I am pleased that President Obama supports marriage equality, and that the State […]

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