Members of the public were invited to give testimony in one-minute segments Monday before the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
Reed, rumored to have had relationships with men as well as women, was one of the first rock stars to feature gay and transgender people in his songs.
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.
The legislation, signed by Mayor Nutter Thursday, mandates that all new city-owned buildings be equipped with gender-neutral restrooms and offers tax credits to businesses that offer LGBT-inclusive benefits.
Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Kilian have finally won the right to marry in their home state of New Jersey after 40 years together and more than a decade in court battling for marriage equality.
After spending more than four decades in love together, Ed and Warren are hoping marriage equality will soon come to their home state of Oregon.
An antigay pastor from Illinois claimed LGBT couples who wish to marry and raise a family are like 'five-year-olds who think they can drive cars.'
'Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours' reads the note one Kansas couple left a gay waiter in place of a tip.
A 16-year-old transgender student in Colorado is in anguish after the right-wing Pacific Justice Institute made up a report that she was 'harassing' students in the girl's bathroom.