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"All of those who have been invisible will now be visible to themselves and the whole world." — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie before signing marriage equality into law after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the Aloha State yesterday.  Join our e-mail list. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

"Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation. I've always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today's vote makes me even prouder. And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to ... [Read]

As Hawaii moves towards same-sex marriage becoming a legal possibility, with lawmakers convening for a special session this week to debate a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage in the state, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has started to air an advert denouncing same-sex marriage. The typically homophobic commercial once again stays clear of legal facts and uses rhetoric ... [Read]

"When visitors or residents are subjected to discrimination, they suffer the sting of indignity, humiliation and outrage, but we are all demeaned and our society diminished by unlawful discrimination." William Hoshijo, executive director of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, commenting on the case of a California couple who sued a Hawaiian bed and breakfast for denying them a room ... [Read]