Hawaii Support for Marijuana Law Reform Surges

Updated opinion poll: increasing majority favors medical marijuana dispensaries, decriminalization & legalization (Honolulu, 1/31/2014) Mirroring nationwide attitudes, a newly released poll shows sharp increases in support for overhaul of Hawaii marijuana laws. The new poll, commissioned by Hawaii’s Drug Policy Action Group showed voter support for reform of Hawaii’s policies on marijuana trending upward across […]

Hawaii Marriage Equality Bill Signed into Law by Governor

The state that began the global movement for marriage equality has taken its place alongside other states and countries that allow gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry. Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the marriage equality measure into law during a joyous ceremony attended by hundreds of invitees at the Hawaii Convention Center, and broadcast […]

Senate Approves Marriage Equality; Measure Awaits Governor’s Signature


Hawaii will become the 15th state in the nation to grant couples the freedom to marry after the State Senate overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality measure today. The bill awaits Governor Neil Abercrombie’s signature. “This is a joyous occasion because Hawaii is a state that prides itself for its aloha, diversity, kindness and openness,” said […]

Final Senate vote on marriage equality bill, expected schedule, security protocols

Please see prior post for the approved security protocols and advisories for advocates attending rallies Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the Hawaii State Capitol. The opposition will again have the makai side of the Rotunda, the advocates for marriage equality will have the mauka side. The Senate hearing is planned to begin at 10:00 a.m. […]

Breaking Development – Use of Capitol 11/8/13 for 3rd reading of marriage equality bill

From the desk of Executive Director Vanessa Chong: Aloha, You have all been remarkable advocates in coming out to support marriage equality and we are closing in on securing justice for all Hawai`i `ohana. Tomorrow – Your Safety Our Priority – Sergeant at Arms Memo Coming Even though Equality Hawaii has the permit for the […]