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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.

The only out person in Hawaii’s state legislature dishes on his memorable campaign.

April 13 2021 10:02 PM

Andrew Cuomo's action comes shortly after the signing of similar bills in Hawaii and Connecticut.

July 01 2019 5:11 PM

This means a lower court's ruling that the B&B unlawfully discriminated against a lesbian couple will stand.

March 19 2019 8:03 AM