HONOLULU -- A circuit court judge in Honolulu today refused to halt same-gender marriages, which are scheduled to begin Dec. 2 in Hawaii.
Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto rejected a request by a rabidly anti-gay state Rep. Bob McDermott and a group of Christians who argued that Hawaii's new marriage-equality law is unconstitutional.
The judge ruled that the group had legal standing -- something the State argued against -- but disregarded their claim. Sakamoto said the legislature has the power to govern marriage laws.
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