Equality Hawaii Action Fund, our sister organization, recently announced endorsements for 47 candidates for federal and state offices for the November 2014 elections.
In addition to Sen. Schatz for U.S. Senate and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and state Rep. Mark Takai for Congress, EHAF has endorsed Senator David Ige for Governor and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui for Lt. Governor. The endorsements also include multiple incumbants who voted for marriage equality.
Prevening bullying in Hawaii schools and working toward passage of key federal civil rights legislation are top priorities of Hawaii's LGBTQA community, according to survey results released by Equality Hawaii.
Fielded June 6-13, the 2014 Equality Hawaii Community Survey drew 329 responses, both from online participants and Pride attendees. The survey marked the first time that
Hawaii's LGBTQA community has been queried about issue priorities since the enactment of the state's marriage equality law went into effect last December.
Survey participants identified three priorities from a list of 15 issues now that marriage equality was law. Bullying prevention was listed by 55 percent of the respondents while the passage of federal legislation such as the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) was selected by 39 perecent.