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 bill passed the House today, was already approved in the Senate, and the governor will sign it.
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.
Dr. Rebecca Brinkman and Margaret Burd have filed suit for the right to wed, arguing that a civil union will deny them key rights and privileges bestowed by marriage equality.
The Aloha State continues its march to becoming the 15th to embrace marriage equality.
The poll, released Friday by Out and Equal after the group commissioned the study from Harris Poll, found that more than two thirds of American adults believe the U.S. is on a surefire path to national 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.
Retired pastor Gilbert Rossing has two gay sons — he officiated a marriage ceremony for one and would like to do so for the other, if only the state of Oregon would legalize same-sex marriage.