The state Senate overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality bill Wednesday by a 20-4 vote.
In a special session called by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, the state Senate’s Committee on Labor and Judiciary listened to testimony Monday and recommended passage of the bill. If the bill passes the legislature, Abercrombie will sign it, and Hawaii would become the 15th state to legalize marriage equality.
Aloha ʻoe, aloha ʻoe, until we meet again.
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Between now and the end of October, advocates for marriage equality hope to make significant advances — involving lawsuits or lawmakers in at least seven states. Here’s what you need to know.
“I’m extremely disappointed that instead of working together to pass a reasonable funding solution, Congress has placed this burden on hard-working Americans,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard laments. Here in Hawaii, Volcano National Park is shut down.
Dance like no one’s watching.
On Monday faulty pipelines leaked as much as 233,000 gallons of molasses into the Honolulu Harbor. The spill is expected to kill thousands of fish and other marine life.
“You know, God neva send me, his Boy, inside da world fo punish da peopo.”
A young German tourist who lost her arm in a shark attack last Wednesday in Maui died after being on life support for a week. It was the first deadly shark attack in the state since 2004.
Just because it’s paradise doesn’t mean every day is a walk on the beach!
Photographer Jeff Divine captures the hang-10 spirit with these amazing photos.
And everything was perfect.
Just kidding! They’re posed like that on purpose.
Jack Mullen was surfing at the Kailua beach in Oahu, Hawaii when he discovered a full-grown hammerhead shark thrashing in the shallow water at the shore.
Hawaii is such a lovely, romantic island.
The automatic spending cuts set to take effect March 1 would cause Hawaii to reduce full-time employment at the Naval base. “The plain fact is, that will undermine our capacity for readiness at Pearl Harbor,” Abercrombie says.
Rihanna and Chris Brown, ENGAGED? Let’s investigate this situation.
Don’t worry, this has a happy ending!
I’m sold. I think we just found Copyranter’s long lost brother.
On Nov. 23, 2012, lava from the Kilauea volcano met the sea for the first time in 11 months. And it looked pretty cool.
The actress was spotted with co-star Josh Hutcherson filming scenes in Hawaii for the highly anticipated sequel. How about those curve-hugging wetsuits?
Born in Hawaii? Obama wants to see your birth certificate.
Bai Ling is currently in Wakiki and it looks like she hired a photographer to come along with her. What can we learn from this unfortunate situation?
The best buddies vacationed in Hawaii and had some fun looking at the fish. But um, Leo — what’s with the facial hair?
Photographers Nick Selman and CJ Kale give a jumpstart to the summer with this amazing set of Hawaiian waves. (via cuded.com)
Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss’ Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot.
These are clouds in Hawaii. They’re better than your local clouds, as this video proves. Unless you live in Hawaii, I guess.
Who knew obituaries were such a popular, posthumous variation of the middle finger? And just to twist the knife, this runs every year in the Honolulu newspaper on the anniversary of Bill’s death. His children and grandchildren don’t seem very fond of Mrs. Willard (Bill) Wannall.