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Friday, November 8, 2013
Hawaii: Where agendized people go to live out their dreams
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 5083 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...we won’t be back because the state already seems to be choked with haoles like us....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
House Security Announces Rules for Friday's Gay Marriage Rallies
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 3524 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The gallery will be evenly split down the middle with an equal allocation of space for both sides....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Judge: 1998 Voters May Have Thought they were Banning Gay Marriage
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 5447 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Sakamoto said he would hear a challenge if the state Legislature passes and Abercrombie signs a law allowing gay marriage....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Heritage: Hawaiian Citizens Testify in Support of Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:00 PM :: 3650 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Government policy should respect those who believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
How They Voted: Gay Marriage Passes Second Read 30-18
By Video @ 9:14 PM :: 5840 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...VIDEO: several short clips from today’s rally at the capitol....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Full Text SB1HD1: House Gay Marriage Bill as Amended
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 3664 Views :: Family, First Amendment

After five days and nearly 57 hours of testimony, the House Judiciary and Finance Committees passed SB1 HD1....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
How They Voted: House Committees Amend, Pass Gay Marriage Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:54 PM :: 3931 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The full House will vote on Second Reading Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 10AM.  Third reading is expected on Friday November 8, 2013....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Testimony Ends: House to Consider Amendments to SB1 Tonight
By News Release @ 8:38 PM :: 3244 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. the full House has scheduled a 2nd reading on the bill....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
SHOPO Pres: “You would have to kill me to impose this law upon my children”
By Video @ 11:32 AM :: 4246 Views :: Family, First Amendment
Hint to Legislators: Its not just the cops. Who do you really think will enforce a law against our local communities on behalf of mainland homosexuals?
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
SB1 Hearing Continues 10:30AM Tuesday
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 3793 Views :: Family, First Amendment
  • DATE: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
  • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
  • PLACE: Auditorium State Capitol
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Live Testimony on same-sex 'marriage' runs 895 - 137 against
By Selected News Articles @ 1:37 AM :: 7145 Views :: Family, First Amendment

1,032 oral testifiers found 895 in opposition and 137 in support ....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
Slom: There Are Always Other Options
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:44 PM :: 3938 Views :: Family, First Amendment

I say never give up the fight as there are always other options we can take in order to uphold values that we so cherish....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
In Push to Close Hearings Hawaii Legislature Changes Testimony Procedures
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 3749 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...a European homosexual publication, Pink News UK, is reporting on changes in procedure designed to shut down the thousands of Hawaii citizens seeking to testify....

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Gay Marriage: Public Hearing to Continue Monday
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 4326 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The hearing will resume on Monday, November 4, at 11:00 a.m. in the Capitol Auditorium....

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Hearing Continues Saturday, 80% Testify Against Changing Family Structure
By News Release @ 1:16 PM :: 3850 Views :: Family, First Amendment

At 9AM the committee will resume hearing testimony in numerical order through the end of the list (number 5,181). After that, testifiers who missed their first chance to testify will have another opportunity to do so....

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Testimony & Invocations: Sakamoto, Thielen, Cheape, Lees, Hochberg
By Video @ 1:37 AM :: 3881 Views :: Family, First Amendment
Representatives Question Former Senator Norman Sakamoto on Same Sex Marriage Issue...
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Friday, November 1, 2013
Special Session Update: All registered testifiers can still be heard, but should be ready
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 3896 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...every registered testifier will have an opportunity to speak by the hearing's end, even if they were not present at the time their number was initially called....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Hearings Expose SB1 'Not Ready for Prime Time'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 3624 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Thank goodness for the cogent and thoughtful questions being asked, both pro and con, by members of the House Judiciary and Finance Committees....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Marriage: ‘People’s Filibuster’ Continues into Second Day
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 3717 Views :: Family, First Amendment

There must always be people present to continue the "People's Filibuster", otherwise they will close the hearing.... 

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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 :: 3524 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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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Hawaii Constitution Forbids Legislature from Creating Gay Marriage
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:50 PM :: 7486 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 :: 4356 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 :: 4290 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 :: 4222 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 :: 3984 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 :: 5815 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 :: 6549 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 :: 3981 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 :: 3824 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
VIDEO: Expert Testimony at Gay Marriage Informational Briefing
By Video @ 4:15 PM :: 4505 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 :: 5014 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 :: 4378 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 :: 4252 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 :: 3912 Views :: Family, First Amendment

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

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Friday, October 25, 2013
ACLU: Regulation of Grassroots Lobbying Suppresses Free Speech
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 5295 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
Free Speech? Ethics Commission Issues Advisory on ‘Grassroots Lobbying’
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 4976 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 :: 5757 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 :: 4773 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 :: 5594 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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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hawaii Family Advocates Week of Events to Defend Family
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 4036 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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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
FULL TEXT: Gay Marriage Bill Introduced, Hearing Set for Oct 28
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 4633 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
    Court Orders Abercrombie Admin to Pay Lawyers who Forced him to Reveal Names of Judicial Nominees
    By Robert Thomas @ 10:32 PM :: 4062 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary
    Remember the case from late last year in which the Honolulu Star-Advertiser brought a freedom of information/open records lawsuit against the Hawaii governor to force him to disclose the names of judicial nominees? 
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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 :: 4417 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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    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    Hawaii LDS Churches Release New Letter on Gay Marriage
    By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 5193 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
    Video: What Gay Marriage did to Massachusetts
    By Video @ 2:30 PM :: 5963 Views :: Family, First Amendment

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

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    Monday, October 14, 2013
    Hawaii Campaign Finance: A-1 Challenge Awaits McCutcheon Ruling?
    By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 3672 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

    The 9th Circuit heard arguments on a challenge to Hawaii's campaign finance laws, but hinted that it may delay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a similar case....

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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 :: 6177 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 :: 4025 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
    Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit
    By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 4879 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

    “These churches have not only faithfully paid all of their rent, they’ve sacrificially given much more in service and funding to the schools and communities they love,” added co-counsel James Hochberg....

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    Saturday, October 5, 2013
    US Commission on Civil Rights Seeks Nominees for Hawaii Advisory Committee
    By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 4875 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, First Amendment

    The Commission is an independent, bipartisan agency established by Congress....

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