Lawyers want suit thrown out


HONOLULU (AP) — State attorneys are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging Hawaii’s new gay marriage law.

Another media outlet reported state attorneys argued hundreds of recently married same-sex couples shouldn’t have a legal challenge lingering over them.

Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott and others are challenging the law, arguing 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 cited that ruling in arguing the lawsuit should be tossed.

 

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