The Hawai’i State Commission on the Status of Women has introduced a ‘feminist economic recovery plan’ that is designed to help women recover from the economic hardships created by the coronavirus pandemic. The plan is the first of its kind in the nation. The plan, called “Building Bridges, Not Walking on Backs: A Feminist Economic […]
Hawaii Establishes Third Non-Binary Gender Classification for State IDs
Governor Ige of Hawaii signed HB1165 into law, establishing a non-binary gender option on applications for state-issued IDs and driver’s licenses. The law, which will go into effect on July 1, 2020, allows applicants to select “F,” “M,” or “X” as their gender on government ID applications and does not require applicants to provide documentation […]
Patsy Mink: “Ahead of the Majority” and First Woman of Color in Congress
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be highlighting the stories of women in the United States who paved the way and inspired girls everywhere to follow their dreams. As a Japanese-American from Hawaii, Patsy Mink became the first woman of color in Congress and the first Asian American woman to serve in Congress in […]
ACLU Sues FDA Over Mifepristone Restrictions
A Hawaiian doctor, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, has launched a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for placing unnecessary restrictions on Mifepristone, also known as Mifeprex, a pill used for medical abortions.
Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase
Hawaii’s legislature voted yesterday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill
“We have moved into a new era of Aloha for same-sex couples, who can now share in the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”