9th Circuit hears oral arguments in 3 same-sex marriage cases

9th Circuit to take up same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

Libertarian students are leading the fight for free speech on campus

ADF fights off atheists’ lawsuit against pair of churches

Hawaii to make middle school sex ed class opt-in

Hawaii churches sued by atheists over public school rentals; lawsuit partially dismissed

Churches beat atheists

Court dismisses most of atheist lawsuit against Hawaiian churches

Two churches hear verdict in fight with atheists

Church rent lawsuit moves ahead

Portion of church vs. state lawsuit dismissed

Court guts renewed lawsuit against Oahu churches

ADF to Hawaii court: Dismiss renewed attack on churches

Churches meeting in public schools: A wise (and legal) decision

University of Hawaii students prevented from distributing copies of U.S. Constitution

In Hawaii, atheists “lei” in wait for churches meeting in public schools

Planned Parenthood of Hawaii closes office on Kauai

Churches battle lawsuit over rental fees for using public school rooms | Maui News (AP)

Churches continue to fight Hawaii schools lawsuit | KITV

ADF asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches

Hawaii’s moral challenges prompt ministry | Baptist Press

Hawaii Senate confirms Wilson as state Supreme Court justice

Hawaii Rep. opposes SPLC “tolerance” training program for teachers

Hawaii: Senators recommend confirmation of Wilson to high court

When school’s not in session, church is . . . and that’s a problem apparently | OneNewsNow

Governor names Michael Wilson to Hawaii Supreme Court

Hawaii church reaches settlement in atheist lawsuit over public school rentals | Christian News Network

Church to settle suit over Hawaii school rentals | AP

ADF will continue vigorous defense of Hawaii churches

Court upholds Hawaii law permitting same-sex “marriage”

Hawaii SC says permit requirement to enter reserve did not infringe free exercise rights

Hawaii church defeats atheists in suit that alleged gov’t fraud | Charisma

Hawaii court dismisses atheists’ lawsuit against two churches | Christian Post

Hawaii churches prevail against atheists’ baseless lawsuit | Alliance Defending Freedom

Hawaii Supreme Court: Parents Have Right to Attorney in Child Welfare Cases

Judge dismisses suit against Hawaii churches | The Garden Island

Hawaii churches to argue against school fee suit | Hawaii News Now (AP)

Hawaii churches in court Thursday to seek dismissal of atheists’ baseless lawsuit | Alliance Defending Freedom

10,000 rallied against marriage redefinition in Hawaii

Suit challenges marriage redefinition in Hawaii

Hawaii Governor signs legislation redefining marriage

Hawaii judge refuses to block marriage redefinition law

Hawaii Senate approves redefinition of marriage

Hawaii: 500 people yet to testify on bill to redefine marriage

Hawaii Senate votes to redefine marriage

    Reuters: The 20-4 vote in favor of the bill, with three Democrats joining the state Senate’s lone Republican to oppose the measure, came two days after the start of a special session called by Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie to take up the legislation . . . If the bill is approved, as expected, by the state House of Representatives – where Democrats outnumber Republicans 44-7 – Hawaii would become the 15th vote to make it legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.


  • Posted: 11/01/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.reuters.com

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1,800 people set to testify on same-sex marriage during Hawaii’s special legislative session

What happened to America? Byron Babione, other experts’ marriage testimony at Hawaii House of Representatives | Videos

Is same-sex marriage battle behind attack on Hawaiian churches? | World Magazine

Efforts to redefine marriage in Ore., key states

Hawaii Atheists Lei It on the Line in Lawsuit | FRC Washington Update

    FRC Washington Update: During the debate in the Hawaii legislature, some of these same churches have been outspoken proponents of marriage. Could it be that they’ve been targeted for exercising those rights from the pulpit? Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) Erik Stanley, who’s helping to defend the congregations, is stunned that the atheists would attack such a primary source of Oahu’s public service and charity. “Churches who serve the neediest in their communities should be welcomed, not driven out by false accusations. The claims in the lawsuits are false and are driven by an atheistic agenda that is hostile to churches. The undeniable fact is that these churches were at all times truthful, and they have paid all the required rent to the schools. 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.”


  • Posted: 10/21/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.frc.org

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Hawaii: “Same-sex marriage religious exemptions”

State judges, legislators weigh marriage

Hawaii’s largest faiths oppose legislation that redefines marriage

Opponents of marriage redefinition want lawmakers to “let the people decide”

Atheists Sling False Accusations Against Hawaii Church | Charisma News

Defending Hawaiian churches against atheists’ accusations | One News Now

Churches seek to dismiss state school fees suit | Honolulu Star Advertiser (AP)

Hawaii churches target suit on school rental fees | Education Week

Churches sued for paying rent to schools | WorldNetDaily

Churches seek to dismiss state school fees suit | Honolulu Star Advertiser (AP)

Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit | Hawaii Reporter

Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit | Alliance Defending Freedom

HI: “Symposium on gay marriage religious exemption canceled”

“Same-sex marriage critics working to rally opposition” | Hawaii News Now

“Public Event Scheduled on Marriage Equality and Religious Exemptions.” | Hawaii Reporter

Anti-Religious Forces Demonstrate a New Tactic Targeting Churches | Dale Schowengerdt at Speak Up Movement

    Dale Schowengerdt  at Speak Up Movement: A couple in Hawaii who are well known for their longstanding and vocal criticism of such church rentals recently filed a lawsuit claiming that five churches owe the state millions of dollars in back rent and other fees. The couple, who started a now defunct group called “Hawaiians for the Separation of Church and State,” ironically had their own organization dissolved by the state for failing to pay state fees. This couple is now claiming the state should have charged churches more rent because they are not entitled to the same rate as other nonprofits. Alliance Defending Freedom and Hawaii ally Jim Hochberg represent two of the churches.


  • Posted: 10/02/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: blog.speakupmovement.org

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Is the Separation Between Church and State Blurred? | Jim Hochberg on PBS Hawaii

“Mormons join Hawaii’s gay-marriage fight, but with a new approach”

Hawaii Planned Parenthood awash in sex education funding

Hawaii Governor calls for special session to redefine marriage

    Hawaii Now: Months of speculation are over, Governor Abercrombie called a special session on same-sex marriage Monday afternoon. The Governor says it’s the right thing to do and he believes he has the support needed in both the House and Senate to pass a bill that would make Hawai’i the 14th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. Abercrombie says his decision is the natural progression in a discussion that began in this state 20 years ago.


  • Posted: 09/10/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.hawaiinewsnow.com

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Hawaii Dems meet on draft bill to redefine marriage

Debate Heats Up Over Special Legislative Session to Redefine Marriage