Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed HB631, making it easier for transgender people to change the gender marker on their birth certificates.
Equality Hawaii worked closely with Hawaii's transgender activists and allies to support this crucial legislation. The new law eliminates the requirement that someone must undergo gender reassignment surgery before officially changing their gender identity.
"Having a birth certificate that accurately reflects gender expression is really critical in so many aspects of daily life," says Equality Hawaii's Director Andrea Anderson, "including employment, healthcare and education. Join us in thanking Gov. Ige for signing HB631!"
SCOTUS & Marriage Equality Panel Discussion Now Online At Olelo.org
Thanks to Olelo Community Media, the SCOTUS and Marriage Equality panel discussion presented by Equality Hawaii and the LGBT Legacy Foundation is now available online.
Organized by Rebecca Copeland, the event featured some of the most important proponents of equality in Hawaii, including: Former Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Justice Steven Levinson (ret.), Dr. David McEwan, Clyde Wadsworth, and Deirdre Marie-Iha, Esq.
The discussion took place at the LGBT Center Waikiki, and explored the impact of the Supreme Court decision, how opponents of equality are trying to circumvent it, and the work ahead to secure justice for all.
To view or download the program, just go to Olelo's video on demand service. Mahalo to everyone who attended and thanks to Olelo for making the video available on demand!