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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Six Marriage-Related Bills Proposed in House
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 3732 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 :: 5421 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 :: 6237 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 :: 3745 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 :: 3587 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 :: 4270 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 :: 4756 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 :: 4117 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 :: 4010 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 :: 3695 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 :: 5016 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 :: 4719 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 :: 5488 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 :: 4476 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 :: 5306 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 :: 3807 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 :: 4375 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 :: 3787 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 :: 4153 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 :: 4926 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 :: 5686 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 :: 3478 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 :: 5897 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 :: 3779 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 :: 4606 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 05, 2013
    US Commission on Civil Rights Seeks Nominees for Hawaii Advisory Committee
    By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 4611 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, First Amendment

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

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    Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Lerner’s out at IRS, but Hawaii tea parties still want answers
    By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:00 PM :: 4428 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

    She was angered when she got an inquiry from the IRS in 2012 demanding she provide detailed information on Honolulu tea party activities, materials, pictures, videos, names of speakers and attendees, as well as copies and recordings of speeches made during events....

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    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    Gay Marriage: “Let the People Decide” Rally October 28
    By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 4752 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 :: 6402 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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    Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Slom: Rally for Traditional Marriage Planned for Special Session
    By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:30 PM :: 4038 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    For Jan. to May 2013 — 8,790 marriages; 186 civil unions....

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    Thursday, September 19, 2013
    US House: Bipartisan Marriage and Religious Freedom Act Introduced—60 Cosponsors
    By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 4219 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

    ...the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act would prohibit discrimination through the federal tax code against individuals or institutions that exercise religious conscience regarding marriage as the union of one man and one woman....

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    Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate Loses in Another Court
    By Heritage Foundation @ 12:04 PM :: 2951 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

    This week, yet another district court halted the Obama Administration from forcing its anti-conscience mandate to provide coverage for abortifacients....

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    Friday, September 13, 2013
    Gay Marriage Bill Violates First Amendment
    By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 PM :: 7196 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

    Gay marriage on the line in the October 28 special legislative session, but apparently Governor Neil Abercrombie is willing to risk losing the vote for a crack at imposing government dogma on Hawaii's religious believers....

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    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    Souki: No Amendments Will be Allowed on Gay Marriage Bill
    By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 3794 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    ...the bill will have to go through three readings in each house that will include public hearings and public testimony, but there will be no amendments accepted....

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    Saturday, September 07, 2013
    Bones at the Convention Center: Mark Twain vs Mike McCartney
    By Andrew Walden @ 3:53 PM :: 4161 Views :: First Amendment

    "...we rode a considerable distance over ground so thickly strewn with human bones that the horses' feet crushed them, not occasionally, but at every step...."

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    Saturday, August 31, 2013
    Temptation: Offered Millions, Catholics Reject Abercrombie's Attempt to Re-Write Curriculum
    By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 4800 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

    "As tempting as it was to bring in extra funds to our schools, I told the Governor that such a dichotomy is simply not in our way of thinking...."

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    Saturday, August 31, 2013
    ‘American Paranoia About Racism’ Nailed by Thai Dountman
    By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 3011 Views :: First Amendment
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    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Court: Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty
    By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 3302 Views :: Family, First Amendment
    Last week, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony....
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    Tuesday, August 27, 2013
    OHA Chair Colette Machado Joins Rally Against Gay Marriage Special Session
    By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 6682 Views :: Family, First Amendment, OHA
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    Friday, August 23, 2013
    Hawaii Catholic Archdiocese Backs Health Care Conscience Rights Act
    By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 2635 Views :: First Amendment

    Members of Congress should be urged to co-sponsor the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940, S. 1204)....

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    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Martin Luther King Jr Recommends Gay Conversion Therapy
    By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 8173 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    ...this is the only recorded comment by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr on homosexuality....

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    Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu 'Stored Property' Seizure from Private Property
    By Robert Thomas @ 11:41 PM :: 4709 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness, Judiciary
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    Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    What do the Supreme Court marriage decisions mean for churches?
    By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 PM :: 3341 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    Here are some short key points regarding the impact of the decisions....

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    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    Civility, Bullying and Same-Sex Marriage
    By Heritage Foundation @ 2:54 PM :: 3187 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    Fourteen months ago, President Barack Obama was a bigot. Now he is simply wrong. That's what you have to believe to agree with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's majority opinion ....

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    Friday, July 05, 2013
    UH Manoa: False Harassment Claim Can Lead to Eviction
    By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 4633 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement
    ...students falsely accused could see their lives upended and possibly destroyed....
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    Tuesday, July 02, 2013
    HI First Amendment lawyer: ‘It is a terrible time to be a journalist’
    By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:00 PM :: 2623 Views :: First Amendment

    “It is a terrible time to be a journalist,” ...  Portnoy was referring to the Obama administration’s secret subpoenas for journalists’ phone and Internet records, as well as the US DoJ secret investigation into Associated Press and Fox News reporters....

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    Tuesday, July 02, 2013
    Do Traditional Marriage Supporters Deserve to Be Treated with Dignity?
    By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 3359 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    Justice Anthony Kennedy argued last week that the only reason Congress had for passing the Defense of Marriage Act was to “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” others....

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    Friday, June 28, 2013
    Obama: Churches Will not be Required to Conduct Gay Marriages
    By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 3441 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that....

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    Friday, June 28, 2013
    Religious Liberty: Federal Court Blocks Abortion Mandate
    By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 3551 Views :: Family, First Amendment

    a federal court has ordered the government not to enforce the HHS abortion-drug mandate....

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    Friday, June 21, 2013
    Maui County Sued over Sign-Waving Regs
    By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 2551 Views :: First Amendment

    ...the suit, against the County of Maui seeks immediate changes to County laws that prohibit people from displaying signs on sidewalks and along roadways....

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