Results tagged “Hawaii” from Nation

Same-sex civil marriages underway in Hawaii

By Daniel Burnett
December 2, 2013 10:51 AM |
Aloha, Hawaii, and welcome to the club. Hawaii joined Washington, D.C., and 14 other states in allowing marriage equality – with Illinois's new law set to take full effect in June 2014 – just after midnight (5 a.m. Eastern) this morning, with same-sex couples wedding in legally recognized ceremonies.   Between 30 and 40 same-sex couples at the Sheraton Waikiki ... [Read]

Gay marriage could boost Hawaiian economy by $200 million

By Daniel Burnett
July 29, 2013 12:05 PM |
Hawaii stands to gain $217 million in additional visitor spending if the state’s Legislature passes a marriage-equality law, according to a new report by the University of Hawaii Economics Research Organization (UHERO). UHERO’s Sumner La Croix, the lead author of the report, added that state and county tax revenues would also increase by more than $10 million between 2014 and ... [Read]