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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.

Honolulu police have opened an internal investigation into the incident involving the off-duty officer. 

October 29 2015 8:57 AM

A few days on Hawaii could recharge anyone, but at one particular oasis, the focus on inner peace made for a perfect escape.

July 10 2015 2:32 PM

Easing requirements for updating legal identification has wide-ranging positive effects for trans people, in aspects of life such as housing and mental health, say advocates.

May 06 2015 2:09 PM

Three marriage equality cases are currently awaiting review by the U.S. Supreme Court. But there are several more making a beeline for the nation's highest court.

September 08 2014 5:34 PM

Starting at 1 p.m. Pacific, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments regarding marriage equality in Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii.

September 08 2014 3:00 PM

In less than a week, three judges will hear oral arguments in multiple major marriage cases, and a study of their past rulings shows cause for optimism.

September 03 2014 7:04 PM