(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) Senior U.S. District Judge Alan Kay upheld today Hawaii laws banning same-sex marriages.
The judge issued a 117-page decision which throws out the lawsuit filed by a lesbian couple and a gay man who contended the state laws violate the U.S. Constitution due process and equal protection provisions.
Kay ruled in favor of state Health Director Loretta Fuddy and the Hawaii Family Forum, and against the three plaintiffs and Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who contended the law violated the Constitution.
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Hawaii’s marriage laws reserving marriage to a man and a woman “are not unconstitutional,” Kay said.