They were wed last November in Massachusetts, one of five states that allow same-sex couples to marry. They recently visited Washington D. Now the couple — who have been together for nearly 30 years — are looking to California to help pave the way toward legalizing their union in their home state, Hawaii. Young and King joined five other gay and lesbian couples in Hawaii last month and filed suit against Gov. Linda Lingle after she vetoed legislation approved earlier this year that would have allowed same-sex civil unions. They hope the Aug.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Hawaii Same-sex marriage legislation[ edit ] On September 9, , Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that he was calling the Hawaii State Legislature into a special session on October 28 to consider a same-sex marriage bill. The House, following extensive public debate and an attempted "citizens' filibuster " of the legislation,  voted 30—19 on November 8 in favour of the legislation. In , the state enacted a statute banning same-sex marriage. Numerous legislative attempts to enact fuller civil unions equivalent with other jurisdictions' civil unions and domestic partnerships failed. Governor Linda Lingle vetoed a civil union law in The law went into effect on January 1,
Hawaii becomes 15th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage
Appealed sub. Jackson v. Fuddy, No. Case holding Defendants' motion for summary judgment granted, plaintiff same-sex couples' motion for summary judgement denied; Hawaii's same-sex marriage ban upheld. On December 7, , a same-sex couple filed suit in U.
The Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Law takes effect on January 1, , and although the first business day of the New Year is January 3, , it is anticipated that at a. The Department of Health Web site will go live at midnight on Jan. What is a Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage? The Hawaii Same-Sex Marriages law was passed in and allows all couples — regardless of their gender, to enter into a Same-Sex Marriage.