(CNN) - As Hawaii and Illinois join the list of states approving same-sex marriage, the United States crosses a big mark on the issue: More than 1 in 3 Americans will live where same-sex marriage is legal.
It's a dramatic shift in a short period of time - one not seen on other social issues.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Hawaii's legislature gave final passage to a measure Tuesday to make it the 16th American state to legalize same-sex marriage.
"With today's vote, Hawaii joins a growing number of states that recognize that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated fairly and equally under the law," President Obama, a native Hawaiian, said in a statement.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A man who allegedly threatened to decapitate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii appeared in court in San Diego, California, Friday and was ordered to remain in jail for now.
Aniruddha Sherbow made two threats to murder the Democratic congresswoman earlier this month, according to newly unsealed court documents.FULL STORY
(CNN) – He holds a strong association with both places – Hawaii is his birthplace and winter retreat, but Chicago is his adopted home and where his children were born.
And on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he's still not sure which location would be the home of his presidential library.
(CNN) - About 90 minutes after publicly berating lawmakers for failing to reach a fiscal cliff deal before the holidays, President Barack Obama flew out of Washington. He landed in Hawaii 11 hours later - over 4,000 miles from Capitol Hill, and where the temperature was a balmy 80 degrees, twice what it was in Washington.
"As we leave town for a few days, I hope it gives everyone perspective," he said in those remarks on December 21, two weeks ago. "Everybody can drink some eggnog, have some Christmas cookies, sing some Christmas carols, enjoy the company of loved ones."
Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) - If you are a president who desperately wants to salvage your Hawaiian vacation, why stick around Washington to sign a bill when an automatic pen can do it for you?
That’s what happened Wednesday when the long-haggled over bill to avert the fiscal cliff was delivered to the White House for the president’s signature. With Obama 5,000 miles away in Hawaii, aides decided to prepare the president with an electronic version of the document for his review rather than commission a special flight to currier over the document.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Hawaii's newest senator was nominated, appointed, and sworn into his seat so quickly he had to scramble to get himself ready for the red-eye flight to Washington.
"I bought this coat yesterday," Brian Schatz told reporters after landing on the mainland dressed in an overcoat - hardly necessary in Hawaii, where temperatures were in the low 70s on Thursday.
(CNN) – Hawaii’s governor announced Wednesday that Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will fill the seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant after the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye.
Schatz, 40, is a former state legislator and executive of a nonprofit group.
(CNN) – It’s one of those legislative showdowns where every vote could count and any vote not cast could be decisive.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Saturday for Hawaii’s Democratic governor to appoint “with due haste” a successor to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, then the body’s most senior member, who died Monday at age 88.
(CNN) - President Obama will attend the final memorial service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii on Sunday, the White House announced.
The service will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Among those buried there are 32 Medal of Honor recipients and at least one former senator.