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Hawaii lawmaker returns to court to challenge same-sex marriage law

Hawaii lawmaker returns to court to challenge same-sex marriage law

As Hawaii prepares for its same-sex marriage law to go into effect Monday, a state lawmaker has filed a new motion in state court trying to invalidate the gay marriage legislation.

Hawaii Rep. Bob McDermott argues that the court needs to rule whether the new law, which was passed by the Legislature two weeks ago, conflicts with a 1998 state constitutional amendment that gave the Legislature the power to limit marriage to between a man and a woman.

"This is a serious issue, and we have case law and precedent on our side," McDermott said in a statement Wednesday, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "We shall fully litigate this through the appeals...

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