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June 26, 2015

Landmark Decision Makes Gay Marriage Legal Across All 50 States

The court held that for the first time, any couple -- straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender -- can obtain a marriage license and make their commitment public and legal across the nation.
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June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

The ruling effectively gives legally married same-sex couples the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
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February 11, 2013

Governor Urges Lawmakers to Hear Marriage Equality Bills

Governor Neil Abercrombie issued a statement on the topic of marriage equality, calling on legislators to hold hearings on the marriage equality bill to further discussions on equal treatment.
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February 23, 2011

Civil Unions Supporters Praise Passage of historic Hawaii Law

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today put his signature on the state s Civil Unions bill, effectively legalizing unions for same sex couples.
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February 15, 2011

Senate Update: Civil Unions Bill Heads to Final Vote, Ag Bill backs Buy Local

The state’s Civil Unions bill is headed into a final vote in the state legislature today after years of debate on both sides.
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September 14, 2010

VIDEO: Leading democratic gubernatorial candidates exchange words in Maui town hall meeting

By Wendy Osher The leading democratic candidates in the gubernatorial election squared off on Maui in a town hall meeting held tonight at the Iao Theatre in Wailuku.  Neil Abercrombie and Mufi Hannemann spent an hour answering questions posed by the audience on issues including Civil Unions, Energy Independence, the Economy, Native Hawaiian Issues, the... Read more »
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September 12, 2010

VIDEO: Shan Tsutsui, State Senate Dist 4, Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Shan Tsutsui, 2010 candidate for State Senate District 4, Transcript: Introduction:  Aloha, I am State Senator Shan Tsutsui and I’m running for re-election in the Senate 4th District–this includes Kahakuloa, runs through Waikapu, down to Kahului, and parts of Paia.  I think without a doubt, we all know that the economy has been very challenging for most, if not... Read more »
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September 10, 2010

VIDEO: Dean Schmucker, Dist 8 House Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Dean Schmucker, 2010 candidate for State House District 8, Transcript: Introduction: My name is Dean Schmucker, and I’m a candidate for State Representative House District 8.  I believe that the most important issues facing Hawaii today are structural issues in the Legislature itself.  That’s why I am advocating term limits for legislators.  I also believe that... Read more »
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September 03, 2010

VIDEO: Tasha Kama, Dist 8 House Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Tasha Kama, 2010 candidate for State House District 8, Transcript: Introduction:  Aloha, my name is Tasha Kama.  I’m a Democrat running for the State House of Representatives for District 8 which encompasses the communities of Waikapu, Wailuku, Waiehu, Waihee and Kahakuloa.  We must remedy our reliance on imported goods and must think, behave and act sustainably... Read more »
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August 31, 2010

VIDEO: Mufi Hannemann, Governor, Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Mufi Hannemann, 2010 candidate for Hawaii Governor, Transcript:  Introduction:  Aloha, I’m Mufi Hannemann and I’m running for Governor.  I’ve said from day one, job one would be to revitalize and grow this economy.  We need to put people back to work.  I know how difficult it is to meet the challenges of this economy, but if... Read more »
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August 25, 2010

VIDEO: Justin Hughey, Dist 8 House Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Justin Hughey, 2010 candidate for State House District 8, Transcript: Introduction: My name is Justin Hughey and I’m running for State House of Representatives, District 8.  I am a teacher, and I work a second job at a restaurant in order to be a teacher, even though I have a Master’s Degree.  My predominant focus is... Read more »
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August 12, 2010

VIDEO: Joe Souki Dist 8 House Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Joe Souki, 2010 candidate for State House District 8, Transcript: Introduction: My name is Joseph Souki.  I am currently an incumbent member of the House, 8th District.  I am from District 8 all the way from Kahakuloa to Waikapu.  This past year, I’ve been part of the leadership and the chairman of the Transportation Committee.  I... Read more »
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July 02, 2010

House will not call for special veto override session

State House Speaker Calvin Say announced today that he would not call for a special session to override Governor Linda Lingle’s vetoes.  On June 21, 2010, the Governor released to the Legislature a list of 39 bills that were intended for veto.  The list included bills on public safety, civil unions, homelessness, and education. The... Read more »
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