Well, you can keep in touch with them if you have their email addresses and phone numbers. Just ask for them in a way that will not seem as if you are a stalker, and try to call them every other week, or keep a schedule of when to talk to them. If your email has a chat function, then use that.
On the topic of the supreme court: please, please, please decide in favor of gay marriage. There have been several bigots and idiots in the news lately, especially in the "opinions" section of it, so if they defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA [I'm tempted to lengthen that to two "o"s]), we'll have problems. I also hope that, if Prop 8 gets struck down, constitutions in some of the other states will be reconsidered.
Hawaii's a state that's mostly cool with gay people; it's not as if we're in the bible belt; nevertheless, we have many Asians who dislike gay people. One of my friends, who is Japanese reads BL manga, has gotten lectures from her parents on how reading BL will somehow turn her into a lesbian (lol wut), which counts for everyone's dose of insane troll logic for the month.