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A well-respected jurist, McKenna had been in the running twice before for a spot on the Supreme Court, and numerous times for seats on other courts, but each time she was passed over, perhaps at least in part because of her sexual orientation.

The Senate's unanimous vote to confirm McKenna to the state's highest court may mark a new era of glbtq acceptance in Hawaii.]

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Dustin Tamashiro

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Aguilar, Eloise. "Kalaheo Club Calls for Unity." Honolulu Advertiser (November 1, 2002):

American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii. "Religious Student Code at McKinley High School a Relic of the Past under Court Settlement."

Asato, Lisa. "School Board Amends Conduct Code: It Removes References to Sex, Religion and Race from Its Code." Honolulu Star-Bulletin (March 14, 2002):

Borreca, Richard. "Gay Rights Victory Proves Elections Have Consequences." Honolulu Star Advertiser (February 18, 2011):

Daws, Gavin. The Shoal of Time a History of the Hawaiian Islands. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1989.

Dowson, Kapono. "Pride Parade to Promote Inclusiveness." Honolulu Advertiser (June 19, 2002):

Dozetos, Barbara. "Hawaii Passes Hate Crimes Bill." / Network (May 3, 2001):

Fujimori, Leila. "Anti-gay Group to Picket in Isles: The Religious Group from
Kansas Will Protest in January." Honolulu Star-Bulletin (December 18, 2002):

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center. "Finding Each Other." The Center's Outlook (December 2003): 10.

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center. "Our Mission."

Gay and Lesbian Education and Advocacy Foundation. "Key Dates."

Kua, Crystal. "Ed Board OKs Rule on Student Harassment: 'Sexual orientation' Is Included among Race, Religion and Disability as a Protected Characteristic." Honolulu Star-Bulletin (November 3, 2000):

Link, Matthew. Rainbow Handbook Hawai'i: The Islands' Ultimate Gay Guide. Honolulu: Missing Link Productions, 1998.

Matzner, Andrew. 'O Au No Keia: Voices from Hawai'i's Mahu and Transgender Communities. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2001.


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    Author: Tamashiro, Dustin  
    Entry Title: Honolulu, Hawaii  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
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