Hawaii

News from within the borders of Hawaii and the fight for LGBT equality there. Hawaii recognizes same-sex unions, although marriage equality is banned in its state constitution. Past and present challenges include hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples. Many pundits point to Baehr v. Miike, a 1991 case that contested the state's prohibition of marriage equality that was heard before the Hawaii Supreme Court, as an impetus to the creation of the federal Defense of Marriage Action in 1996.

Hawaii has been named by WalletHub the best state to live in for women’s equality, but women there still earn 17 cents less than a man. 

August 25 2016 2:14 AM

The Honolulu Police Department reaches a settlement after one of their cops allegedly harassed and assaulted a Los Angeles lesbian couple on holiday.

May 22 2016 2:37 PM

Sanders bests Hillary Clinton by a wide margin in Alaska and Washington, and gives a shout-out ro marriage equality at a rally. Hawaii caucus results will be in later.

March 26 2016 6:03 PM Updated

Tireless equality advocate Michael Golojuch Jr. details the Herculean effort to ban so-called ex-gay therapy in a state that many forget is the home of evangelicals and Mormons.

March 22 2016 11:40 AM

Trump has another 'huge' Tuesday.

March 08 2016 8:38 PM Updated

A new bill seeks to put an end to the controversial practice in the Aloha State.

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