INFOGRAPHIC: Tracking the impact of the freedom to marry on Hawaii
November 04, 2013
This week, The Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles published a new infographic analyzing how extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii would impact the state and make a difference in the lives of thousands of same-sex couples and their families.
The analysis determined that more than three thousand same-sex couples live in Hawaii, and that more than 50,000 Hawaii residents identify as LGBT. With 16% of the couples raising children, passing the marriage bill would benefit thousands of people - the couples, the children, and in many cases, the grandchildren.
Last week, the Hawaii Senate approved a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, and this week, the hearing on the bill continues in the House Committees on Judiciary and Finance. Hawaii United for Marriage, the statewide coalition of marriage supporters, has been working throughout 2013 to pass the marriage bill.