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HAWAII: State Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To 2013 Marriage Equality Law

Via the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
The Hawaii Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge led by State Rep. Bob McDermott to the state’s Marriage Equality Act. Ruling that McDermott and other plaintiffs were not harmed or injured by the 2013 law, Supreme Court justices said they had no standing to challenge the law, according to a press release from the Attorney General’s Office. “The most important part of the Supreme Court’s ruling was its conclusion that the Legislature’s decision to extend the right to marry to same-sex couples did not, in any way, diminish the right to marry’ for the plaintiffs or anyone else,” said Attorney General Doug Chin, quoting the opinion.
You may recall that it was McDermott who led the so-called "people's filibuster" against the marriage bill during its debate in the state legislature.

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