Amid allegations that conservatives opposed to marriage equality trying to cheat the system, advocates remain optimistic that Hawaii will become the next U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.
The president of Hawaii's police union, himself an active-duty officer, says he'd rather die than enforce marriage equality in his home state.
The Aloha State continues its march to becoming the 15th to embrace marriage equality.
After a few years of sitting out such battles, the church is becoming active in Hawaii, urging members to oppose the legislation pending there.
The Hawaii Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee approved a bill to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
As the Hawaii legislature gathers for a special session to consider marriage equality, the antigay National Organization for Marriage begins running TV ads opposing same-sex marriage.
Bishop of Honolulu Larry Silva penned an open letter asking all Hawaiian Catholics to oppose marriage equality, saying it will lead to legal polygamy and incest.