Postedon Oct 10, 2013 at 04:00 pm
As Levinson officiated his daughter's ceremony, he thought back to the conversation he shared with his daughter when she came out to him - and to his landmark ruling in support of the freedom to marry in Hawaii 20 years ago.
Postedon Sep 24, 2013 at 02:00 pm
Coming off of June's historic victories at the Supreme Court, marriage supporters are working harder than ever in more states than ever in an effort to win marriage in more states and grow public support for marriage. Here's a look at how marriage has moved forward in eight key states this month!
Postedon Sep 18, 2013 at 09:30 am
Nikki and Sue had a beautiful ceremony promising commitment to each other in Hawaii - but it was frustrating to see that no matter how gorgeous their day was, their commitment is not legally respected by the state of Hawaii. And when they returned home to New Jersey, too, they knew that they would continue to be viewed as single.
Postedon Sep 09, 2013 at 07:00 pm
This afternoon in Honololu, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that on October 28 he will convene a special legislative session to pass a bill to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state.
Postedon Aug 23, 2013 at 11:30 am
Yesterday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser confirmed that the Hawaii legislature has enough votes to pass the freedom to marry for all loving, committed couples in Hawaii!
Postedon Aug 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm
It's been a big week for the freedom to marry in Hawaii as legislators, faith leaders, and Governor Neil Abercrombie continually sound off about the importance of passing a bill that extends the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii once and for all
Postedon Aug 12, 2013 at 04:30 pm
As we continue to celebrate the victories at the Supreme Court in June 2013, we're already hard at work on building up momentum and securing essential votes in four key state marriage campaigns. Winning these four states before the end of 2014 is an important step on the path to victory.
Postedon Aug 08, 2013 at 09:30 am
But even though Chris and Will legally married in California and now share in all the federal protections of marriage, they know that their relationship is still not granted legal respect in Hawaii, where they live now.
Postedon Jul 09, 2013 at 09:30 am
Today, with two victories at the Supreme Court continuing to contribute fresh momentum in moving marriage forward, Freedom to Marry unveiled the next steps in the national strategy to win the freedom to marry across the country through 2016.
Postedon Apr 24, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Twenty years ago, Justice Steven Levinson and the Hawaii Supreme Court made history. They became the first appellate court in global history to find that a state constitution presumptively prohibited the exclusion of same-sex couples from access to marriage. As the anniversary of the ruling he authored approaches, Justice Steven Levinson reflects on the ruling and looks ahead to the future of the freedom to marry.