Hawaii Links

International Links

Honolulu Star-Bulletin's web (partial) archive of news stories about same-sex marriage:
The other daily paper is the Honolulu Advertiser, which is the morning paper, with a larger circulation.  The Advertiser has taken less interest in the same sex marriage case, but both papers have editorially endorsed the Freedom to Marry..  Recently The Advertiser has expanded its general news coverage on a web site:

Honolulu Weekly, a free newspaper, has archived a story on Hawaii's professional gay-hater Mike Gabbard.  Alas, they couldn't print the evidence that's available about this man's private life (but not for quotation!):

Hilo's Hawaii Tribune-Herald has this web site:

On Maui, there is the Maui News.  Web site:

On the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii, there is West Hawaii Today:

For Filipino-Americans, there is the Fil-Am Courier

Queer Resources Directory has many pages about Marriage Project - Hawaii.  Here are two: (More Complete) (Less Complete)

Honolulu's Gay and Lesbian Community Center has just created a new web site of news for LGBT's in Hawaii; click on its front-page emblem to access more:

Al and Jane Nakatani and Jackie Young played key leadership roles in the 1998 election campaign to preserve Hawaii's constitutional Bill of Rights.  All three have now been honored with national awards from the National Education Association (NEA).  Al and Jane have now formed Honor Thy Children, Inc., "to provide safer passage
for ALL of our children."

This site provides legal documents about civil rights in different U. S. states: (Click on Hawaii for documents about the same-sex marriage case):

This is a truly superb site that gives full text of some Hawaii same-sex marriage court documents and legislative acts:

This is the first official hawaii State Government report to be published on the web.  It is the 300-page study of sexual orientation and the law:

Here is Lambda Legal Defense And Education Fund's press release about Judge Chang's December 3rd, 1996, ruling in the court case Baehr v. Miike:

Here is the web address of the Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies,  PO Box 2603, Amherst, MA 01004-2603:  The Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies is a nonprofit think tank. The IGLSS mission is to inform public debates through research, analysis, and education in order to create an equal and integrated society for people of all sexual orientations and gender identifications. The Institute conducts research and analysis on policy-related topics such as marriage and employment discrimination and on questions of strategic value to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual communities.  Recent studies include costs of health care benefits for domestic partners and the pseudo-science of sexual orientation conversion therapy.

Here is a useful page about some issues surrounding same-sex marriage and the civil rights of couples:  This valuable web site has a page of major corporations that provide benefits to domestic partners of employees  For example, Prudential Insurance Company has been added to the list.  That's just a beginning to the variety of resources provided by this web site.

Human Rights Campaign was the major partner in fighting the Hawaii constitutional amendment in November 1998 (which, alas, passed; it gives the legislature the power over the word "marriage" and limits the access to the Bill of Rights by GLBTQ's).  See  the Human Rights Campaign web site ( for detailed information about their leadership in seeking a national hate crimes prevention act, and a national bill to prohibit discrimination in employment against GLBTQ's.

For a table of U.S. web sites devoted to marriage and domestic partnership, go to PrideNet's web page on that.

Here is a link to California's struggle against its own DOMA, scheduled for a statewide vote in March of 1999:

Here is the web site for the National Freedom To Marry Coalition, a diverse coalition of national and local groups who support same-sex marriage: or

Egale provides a superb web site for developments in Canada, including full text of the recent 8-1 Canadian Supreme Court ruling that same sex couples can be just as "conjugal" as heterosexual couples and must be treated the same as heterosexual married couples:

Here is a link to the parallel court case that has begun in Vermont:

Here is an Australian site that is a valuable archive:

Here are links to information about the civil rights in Europe of GLBTQ's.  An update of the Survey on the Legal Situation for Gays and Lesbians in Europe can be found at  A description of partnership laws and other laws regarding same-sex partners can be found at  There is an email Euro-Letter to which one can subscribe:  The Euro-Letter is published on behalf of ILGA-Europe - The European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association by Gay and Lesbian International Lobby in co-operation with The Danish National Association for Gays and Lesbians.  The editors are Steffen Jensen, Ken Thomassen, Peter Bryld, Lisbeth Andersen and Soeren Baatrup. Contacts to Euro-Letter include:

You can receive Euro-Letter by e-mail by sending an empty message to  and from no 30 onwards the Euro-Letters are available on the Internet at and at

Here is a link to Philippine activism: (A direct link to the same-sex marriage issue:

Concerned About The Civil Rights Of Members Of The U.S. Armed Services?  Please contact the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

To Support Human Rights World-wide, Including The Rights Of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And Trans-Gendered People, contact Amnesty International USA.  Also contact the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) at, email, 1360 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.  Telephone 1.415.255.8680 and fax 1.415.255.8662.

Concerned About Immigration Issues?  Consult with Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force.

Curious about physical/genetic differences between gays and non-gays?  Simon LeVay, Ph. D.,  found differences in the sizes of a certain part of the brain.   His work has not been refuted, and new research is being done now to test whether his results can be duplicated.  Dr. LeVay's web site is

An important national ally is People For The American Way (PFAW) Foundation.   People For the American Way Foundation is a 300,000 member nonpartisan organization which defends constitutional principles and core democratic values.  In November 1999, PFAW Foundation released "Hostile Climate 1999," a chronicle of anti-gay discrimination nationwide:  You can SUBSCRIBE to the People For the American Way Foundation Press Release distribution list by signing up for our Activist Network at   To see their press release from November 18, 1999, click here.  To make telephone contact, call Nancy Coleman or Margot Friedman at 202-467-4999 Kendra Huard at 310-478-6657.

The National Stonewall Democrats invite you to look at their web site: