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Thursday, October 31, 2013
House to Hear Gay Marriage Testimony Starting 10AM: How to Testify
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 2890 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the State Capitol's Auditorium....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
1998 Admissions: ACLU, Lambda Legal, and Gays Didn't Want 'Marriage' -- Constitutional Amendment Language 'Misleading'
By Andrew Walden @ 1:05 PM :: 3797 Views :: Family, Hawaii History

...at their moment of victory over the people they quietly admit to the key deceptions used to manufacture consent....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Hawaii Constitution Forbids Legislature from Creating Gay Marriage
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:50 PM :: 6412 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

Representative Bob McDermott filed a lawsuit today seeking a Declaratory Judgment regarding the 1998 ballot issue pertaining to same-sex marriage....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
How They Voted: Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill 20-4
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 3794 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Noes, 4 (Senator(s) Gabbard, Kim, Kouchi, Slom....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Experts say Hawaii’s gay marriage bill worst at protecting religious freedom
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:25 PM :: 3667 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...people on both sides of the gay marriage debate say the current draft of Senate Bill 1, which would legalize same-sex ceremonies, infringes on religious liberty....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
HB7 Gets State out of Solemnization Business, Protects Rights of Biological Parents
By Andrew Walden @ 6:52 AM :: 3629 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...under SB1 a child born to a woman will be legally taken from her if the biological father is married to another male....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Six Marriage-Related Bills Proposed in House
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 3437 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...six different bills addressing religious freedom, parental rights, parentage assumptions tied to marriage, and whether the people will get a chance to vote on marriage via a constitutional amendment....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
House Republican Infighting: Move to Dump Thielen, Johanson Fails
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 4810 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians, Republican Party

Rep. McDermott demanded the Minority Party give back their Vice Chair positions, calling them "polluted"....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Clayton Hee Maneuver Excludes 1000s of Testifiers
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 5684 Views :: Ethics, Family, First Amendment

At noon, Senator Hee announced that if anyone was not present in the next 15 minutes to sign up to testify, they would not be heard....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
HFA: 10,000 at Rally Against Gay Marriage
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 3362 Views :: Family, First Amendment

We estimate that 10 thousand people were at the capitol yesterday to oppose Senate action.  In addition, rallies were held on Maui, the Big Island, Hilo and Kona....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
House Cttes to Hear SB1 Thursday, Deadline for Testimony Approaching
By Tito Montes @ 2:56 PM :: 3226 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...same-sex marriage is still not a ‘done deal’ in the state house....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
"Let the People Vote" Thousands Rally Against Gay Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 7023 Views :: Family
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Monday, October 28, 2013
VIDEO: Expert Testimony at Gay Marriage Informational Briefing
By Video @ 4:15 PM :: 3941 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Hosted by Representatives Bob McDermott and Gene Ward October 23, 2013....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
Ethics Commission Gives Instant Response to Demand Hawaii Mormon Church ‘Register Every Paid Employee’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 4242 Views :: Family, First Amendment

White guilt plus political correctness equals restricting free speech and religious liberty in the name of civil rights....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
Law Profs: SB1 Does Not Protect Religious Freedom
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 3720 Views :: Family, First Amendment

We write in support of same-sex marriage and in support of religious liberty....

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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Hawaii Family Forum: Having Done All Else, Stand!
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:14 PM :: 3596 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Come to the capitol Monday October 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. to stand....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
VIDEO: When Marriage is Redefined, People are Punished for Not Agreeing
By Video @ 12:56 PM :: 3266 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Video from Hawaii Family Advocates and National Organization for Marriage ... 

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Friday, October 25, 2013
OHA Chair Colette Machado: Same Sex Marriage Will Affect our Traditional Sense of 'Ohana
By Video @ 10:46 PM :: 5330 Views :: Family, OHA, Religion

Click to watch video ad ...

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Friday, October 25, 2013
ACLU: Regulation of Grassroots Lobbying Suppresses Free Speech
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 4623 Views :: Ethics, Family, First Amendment

Placing any reporting requirements on efforts to communicate with the general public and thereby “stimulate grassroots activity” would seriously undermine the basic premise of our system of government. 

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Jackson v Abercrombie delayed until after Special Session
By Selected News Articles @ 6:25 PM :: 2684 Views :: Family

VT, MA Others ask Federal Court to Impose gay marriage on Hawaii....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Free Speech? Ethics Commission Issues Advisory on ‘Grassroots Lobbying’
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 4298 Views :: Ethics, Family, First Amendment

Backstory: The gay-atheists have obtained this from their ‘Ethics’ Commission to harass churches after the special session....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
13 States with Gay Marriage: How Education Changed
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 5038 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

California prohibits any school material or instruction that reflects adversely on homosexuality, bisexuality or transgenderism, while prohibiting parents from removing children from classes....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Bishop Silva: Respect Human Ecology, Gay Marriage is not 'Equal'
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 3983 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

the major concern should not be giving this or that same-sex couple the ability to be married, but rather the long-term and profound societal implications such a concession would have....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
SB1 Would Impose New Tax on Churches—Even if they Accept Gay Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 AM :: 4853 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Taxes

...marriage-related church functions, until now regarded as non-profit, will be considered a ‘for-profit’ activity....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Hawaii Christian Coalition: 26 House Reps Who Plan to Vote for Gay Marriage
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3256 Views :: Family

If one of these votes flips, Abercrombie's effort to transform the family structure into something it never has been in the history of the human race fails....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Foster Boys in Hilo Speak Up: Hunt On for Yet Another Alleged Homosexual Child Molester
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 4148 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

Predator adopted and fostered boys in CA and HI....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hawaii Family Advocates Week of Events to Defend Family
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 3498 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Come to the capitol tonight for an information hearing at 5:30 p.m. in Room 329....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Abercrombie Proposes More Items for Special Session Agenda
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 3797 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Abercrombie has asked the Hawaii State Legislature to expand the agenda....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
FULL TEXT: Gay Marriage Bill Introduced, Hearing Set for Oct 28
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 3926 Views :: Family, First Amendment
  • DATE: Monday, October 28, 2013
  • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
  • PLACE: Auditorium, State Capitol
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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    House Informational Briefing on Same Sex Marriage Oct 23
    By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 3627 Views :: Family

    5:30PM October 23, 2013; Hawaii State Capitol, Room 329....

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Survey: Hawaii 24th in Opportunity Index
    By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 3241 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

    At the core of America is a shared belief that no matter how humble your origins, with hard work and perseverance, you can improve your prospects in life and give your children a shot at a secure and productive future....

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    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Gay Marriage: HIRA Responds to Abercrombie Admin
    By Tito Montes @ 5:20 PM :: 3445 Views :: Family

    Several days ago, the Abercrombie administration went on television and responded directly to the Hawaii Republican Assembly’s advertising campaign....

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    Friday, October 18, 2013
    Abercrombie, Legislature Say: “The People Choose on Marriage”
    By Andrew Walden @ 3:18 AM :: 3382 Views :: Family

    ...the legislature and governor have already mandated their own interpretation of the Constitution –one which is at odds with Louie’s....

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    Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    Bi-Partisan House Group to Hold Sister-Isle Hearings on Gay Marriage Bill
    By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2751 Views :: Family

    The following message has been sent to other House members inviting them to participate in a series of hearings on Same Sex Marriage....

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    Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    Abercrombie admin and DOE have no answers for same-sex education issues
    By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:42 PM :: 3718 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

    Horner suggested that the BOE’s curriculum and civil rights compliance offices, with oversight by the Attorney General, would be the appropriate authorities to make these determinations....

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    Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    Ewa, Kona, Hilo, Nanakuli, Mililani, Kahului, Lihue: Local Communities Organize Against Gay Marriage
    By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 7659 Views :: Family
    Here are some upcoming events....
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    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    Hawaii LDS Churches Release New Letter on Gay Marriage
    By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 4487 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

    "There are two reasons for our opposition: First, it attempts to redefine marriage. The church is firm in its belief that marriage as the union of a man and a woman is essential to the well-being of children, families, and society. Second, the protections offered in the current draft are completely inadequate to safeguard constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms...."

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    AG Louie Issues Formal Opinion Claiming Legislature Has Authority to Enact Gay Marriage
    By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 3226 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

    Attorney General Louie has announced that he has issued Formal Opinion No. 13-1 (Op. No. 13-1) in which he has concluded that ... the Legislature has the authority... to consider and enact a bill relating to marriage ....

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    Video: What Gay Marriage did to Massachusetts
    By Video @ 2:30 PM :: 5305 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    A preview of what is coming to Hawaii....

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    Rally Oct 28: "Let the People Decide on Marriage"
    By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 3254 Views :: Family

    We are within that Coalition organizing community volunteers on all the islands to support the Coalition to “Let The People Decide On Marriage” by organizing their local communities....

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    Saturday, October 12, 2013
    Civil Rights: What’s Worse than Being ‘Forced’ to Conduct Gay Marriages?
    By Andrew Walden @ 8:41 PM :: 5456 Views :: Family, First Amendment
    "The list would include churches that charge commercially for, say, a community group's use of its facility...."
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    Saturday, October 12, 2013
    Rep. Fukumoto Calls for Civility in Political Debates
    By Video @ 12:48 AM :: 3381 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    Rep. Beth Fukumoto calls for civility and kindness in ongoing debates over government shutdown, debt ceiling crisis and same-sex marriage....

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    Thursday, October 10, 2013
    Rep. McDermott asks Speaker Souki for state-wide hearings on marriage bill
    By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 2707 Views :: Family

    McDermott formally asked Speaker of the House Joe Souki to conduct a series of House Judiciary Committee hearings on the subject of same-sex marriage....

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    Thursday, October 10, 2013
    Gay Marriage Debate Cancelled After Attempt to Stack Meeting Fails
    By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 6848 Views :: Family

    ...organizers only wanted panelists to talk about the proposed religious exemption, not things he believes are missing from the draft....

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    Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    Defending Marriage: HIRA Action Super PAC Launches Statewide Radio Ads
    By Tito Montes @ 10:23 PM :: 2895 Views :: Family

    “HIRA Action” is sponsoring a campaign of radio advertising on multiple stations during October 2013 to educate and mobilize Hawaii citizens....

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    Tuesday, October 01, 2013
    Video: Sen Sam Slom and Jim Hochberg on Special Session
    By Video @ 4:58 PM :: 3806 Views :: Family

    Attorney Jim Hochberg is Senator Sam Slom’s guest on the latest edition of “A Better Day” which airs on Olelo Public Access TV Channel 54....

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    Tuesday, October 01, 2013
    ‘Environmental disaster:’ HI residents want answers over molasses spill
    By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:34 PM :: 3660 Views :: Environment, Family

    State senators have, at last count, gotten 1,539 emails from residents about the spill and 272 emails from supporters of gay marriage; 602 in opposition....

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    Friday, September 27, 2013
    Progressives: Hawaii Ranks #2 in Progressive Agenda for Women
    By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 4053 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

    The State of Women in America: A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation....

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    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    Gay Marriage: “Let the People Decide” Rally October 28
    By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 4409 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    Monday October 28th from 4 PM to 7 PM at the State Capitol....

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    Sunday, September 22, 2013
    First Amendment: 14 Gay Marriage Laws vs Abercrombie
    By Andrew Walden @ 9:46 PM :: 5945 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion
    ... the religious freedom clauses of Abercrombie’s proposed gay marriage bill are substantially weaker than the language used by other states....
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