Judge Allows Pro-Marriage Group to Intervene in Hawaii Lawsuit


Local KHON2:

A federal judge ruled that supporters of Hawaii's current marriage law can participate in a federal lawsuit.

The Hawaii Family forum will be allowed to present evidence as "interveners" in the suit.

In December a same-sex couple sued the state claiming they are being denied their constitutional right to marry, because civil unions are not the same.

In court filings, Governor Abercrombie agrees that the laws violate the constitution, while his health director plans to defend the same-sex marriage ban.

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