ACLU of Hawaii Invests $20,000 in Campaign to Win Marriage

July 10, 2013

Hawaii needs marriage equality — and we need it now.

The White House just clarified that even though DOMA is pau, the civil union partners of federal employees “will remain ineligible for most federal benefits programs.” In short: ohana in Hawaii will likely be denied many of the critical protections they need.

There’s only one way to fix that — by passing legislation that will extend marriage to all loving couples in Hawaii.

HIMatchingGiftFBThe ACLU of Hawaii knows how important it is that we build the strongest campaign we can right now. So they’re making a serious investment — doubling all donations up to $20,000 — while momentum is at an all-time high.

For marriage supporters across the state, it’s always been the right time to pass the freedom to marry in Hawaii. But now that DOMA is overturned — and it’s clear that Hawaii couples are still treated unfairly — more and more lawmakers are realizing it, too.

Legislators who may have voted “no” on the marriage bill six months ago are changing their minds. They’re talking with couples and meeting with constituents from their districts — and their views are evolving. There’s even talk in Honolulu of convening a special session focused on passing marriage equality.

Now is our time. If we capitalize on the momentum we’ve seen over the past few weeks, together we can make marriage equality a reality in Hawaii sooner than later.

Pitch in $11.38 — one cent for each federal protection afforded to legally married couples. If you give now to fuel our campaign to win marriage equality in Hawaii, the ACLU of Hawaii will double all donations — up to $20,000!