HONOLULU — State attorneys are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging Hawaii’s new gay marriage law.
State attorneys argue hundreds of recently married same-sex couples shouldn’t have a legal challenge lingering over them, reports The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Article continues belowHawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage, with gay couples starting to get marriage licenses on Dec. 2.
Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott and others are challenging the law, arguing that a 1998 state constitutional amendment limited marriage to opposite-sex couples.
Circuit Judge Karl Sakamoto previously turned down McDermott’s request for a court order to bar the state from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
The state lawyers cite that ruling in arguing that the lawsuit should be thrown out.
Sakamoto is scheduled to hear their request on Jan. 29.
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