Tag Archives: Bob McDermott

HAWAII: State Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To 2013 Marriage Equality Law

Via the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: The Hawaii Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge led by State Rep. Bob McDermott to the state’s Marriage Equality Act. Ruling that McDermott and other plaintiffs were not harmed or injured by the 2013 law, Supreme Court justices said they had no standing to challenge the law, according to a press release from the Attorney ...

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TODAY: Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Same-Sex Marriage Law

The Christianist crusade of Hawaii state Rep. Bob McDermott comes to a head today. Hawaii’s Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in a state Republican representative’s lawsuit challenging the gay marriage law. While the Legislature was considering the bill last year, Rep. Bob McDermott tried to stop the state from issuing any marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The circuit ...

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HAWAII: State Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Appeal Brought By GOP Crackpot

Crackpot Hawaii GOP state Rep. Bob McDermott, who presided over the most vicious anti-gay marriage hearings we’ve seen (and we’ve seen a lot of them), has won his battle to bring the issue before the state Supreme Court even though same-sex marriage has been legal there for almost a year. On Dec. 18, the state’s high court will hear oral ...

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HAWAII: Crackpot Lawmaker Forces Sex Education Opt-In Choice For Parents

Hawaii state Rep. Bob “Crazy Eyes” McDermott has apparently finally won one of his many crackpot crusades. Hawaii is making its sex education classes for middle school students opt-in, responding to critics by giving parents responsibility to affirm they want their children to be taught the course. The Department of Education said Friday that the shift from an opt-out policy ...

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HAWAII: Crackpot GOP Lawmaker Works To Stop Gay-Inclusive Sex Education

Losing all those attempts to stop gay marriage wasn’t the last we were going to hear from crackpot GOP Hawaii state Rep. Bob McDermott, who is now trying to get the state to yank a sex education program. Because it mentions homosexuality. “The program normalizes a homosexual lifestyle and anal sex, while failing to warn students of the extreme dangers ...

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HAWAII: Crackpot Rep. Bob McDermott Loses Marriage Equality Challenge (Again)

Hawaii GOP state Rep. Bob McDermott was the undeniable crackpot star of his state’s ugly “people’s filibuster” against same-sex marriage. And yesterday a state court once again shot down his attempt to overturn the bill. First Circuit Judge Karl Sakamoto ruled Wednesday that the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 is constitutional under both the state and federal constitutions. Hawaii ...

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Hawaii State Rep. Bob McDermott: I’m Not A Bigot, Homophobe, Or Hater

Yesterday Michelangelo Signorile interviewed Hawaii GOP state Rep. Bob McDermott, the anti-gay star of those horrible debates, who is still trying to use the courts to overturn the law. Hit the link for more from the interview.

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HAWAII: Crackpot GOP State Rep Files Yet Another Court Challenge To Marriage

Hawaii state Rep. Bob “Crazy Eyes II” McDermott is trying again. With Hawaii poised to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses Monday, state Rep. Bob McDermott has filed a new motion in state Circuit Court looking to invalidate the state’s new law legalizing such marriages. The motion asks Judge Karl Sakamoto to reconsider the significance of Hawaii’s 1998 constitutional amendment; McDermott ...

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HAWAII: Judge Smacks Down Christian Bid To Block Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto ruled today against same-sex marriage opponents and refused to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the state from granting marriage licenses to gay couples starting on Dec. 2. After hearing arguments for about an hour, Sakamoto said that while the plaintiffs had standing to file their request for a TRO, ...

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HAWAII: Hearing Set For Christian Attempt To Keep Gov. Abercrombie From Signing Marriage Equality Bill

On Thursday a Hawaii court will hear the lawsuit brought by an anti-gay coalition that includes a Christian hate group and GOP Hawaii state Rep. Bob “Crazy Eyes II” McDermott. The suit demands that a restraining order be put upon Gov. Neil Abercrombie to block him from signing the marriage equality bill. McDermott and others argue that a 1998 constitutional ...

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