Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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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.

"I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, they were very hurtful to people in the LGBTQ community," the presidential hopeful said. 

January 17 2019 3:58 PM

The Democratic congresswoman's antigay past resurfaced after she announced her plans to run for president.

January 13 2019 9:15 PM

The ACLU of Hawaii says the state is violating federal law against sex discrimination in education.

December 09 2018 4:38 AM

This out Hawaiian teen has a global following and flourishing makeup line.

July 24 2018 4:04 AM

Iwamoto might just be Hawaii’s next lieutenant governor. 

July 16 2018 8:00 PM