Main | Friday, November 29, 2013

HAWAII: Crackpot GOP State Rep Files Yet Another Court Challenge To Marriage

Hawaii state Rep. Bob "Crazy Eyes II" McDermott is trying again.
With Hawaii poised to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses Monday, state Rep. Bob McDermott has filed a new motion in state Circuit Court looking to invalidate the state's new law legalizing such marriages. The motion asks Judge Karl Sakamoto to reconsider the significance of Hawaii's 1998 constitutional amendment; McDermott argues that measure prevents the Legislature from expanding marriage to same-sex couples. "This is a serious issue, and we have case law and precedent on our side," McDermott said in a statement today announcing the motion. "We shall fully litigate this through the appeals process." A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to McDermott. The move comes after a Nov. 14 decision by Sakamoto refusing to issue a temporary restraining order sought by McDermott and a group of Christians looking to prevent the state from issuing licenses to gay couples. Sakamoto's ruling came the day after Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed the gay marriage bill into law.

Labels: , , ,

comments powered by Disqus