September 9, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in three cases involving same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The three-judge panel consists of judges Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by Jimmy Carter, and Marsha Berzon and Ronald Gould, appointed by Bill Clinton. R... ...[read more]
May 21, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist David Hacker of Alliance Defending Freedom discusses free speech zones on public university campuses... Free speech zones on public university campuses sound wonderful in the abstract?a special zone just for free speech! But don't be fooled. College's sell the idea of f... ...[read more]
January 22, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the case of Kostick v. Nago without issuing an opinion, upholding the Hawaii state legislature's redistricting plan. The case was on appeal from the US District Court for the District of Hawaii, which ruled in favor of the redistricting plan. The plan's ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
A Hawaii Circuit Court judge on Thursday upheld the state's recently enacted same-sex marriage law despite a challenge from opponents who argue the state's Constitution prohibits it. The new law, which will take effect December 2 and make Hawaii the fifteenth US state to legalize same-sex ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie on Wednesday signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. The new law will take effect December 2 and will make Hawaii the fifteenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 seeks to ensure that "same-sex couples ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Max Slater
The Hawaii Senate on Tuesday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage by a vote of 19-4. The Hawaii House of Representatives approved the same-sex marriage bill last week after adding amendments that allow religious organizations to withhold services if the same-sex marriage would be a violation ...[read more]
November 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Hawaii House of Representatives voted 30-19 Friday to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. A point of contention during the committee hearing was the introduction of religious exemptions to the bill, allowing religious organizations to withhold services if the same-sex marriage would be ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A Hawaiin judge on Thursday denied a request for a temporary restraining order against lawmakers to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage. Oahu Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto said he would hear any challenges made against such legislation if passed by the legislature. The suit was ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The Hawaii Senate on Wednesday approved a measure to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The legislation, which has been sent on to the House after a 20-4 vote in favor of the bill, recognizes marriages between people of the same sex and grants to these couples the same rights, benefits and ...[read more]
August 10, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The US District Court for the District of Hawaii on Wednesday denied a state law challenge brought by a lesbian couple who seek to be married rather than enter into a civil union. Natasha Jackson and Janin Kleid filed the lawsuit in December, claiming they are being denied the "fundamental right" ...[read more]

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