Hawaii Federal Court Affirms Natural Marriage

Honolulu, HI – Federal Judge Alan Kay issued a voluminous opinion affirming natural marriage as one man and one woman. Hawaii lawmakers amended the law in 1994 “to clarify the legislature’s intention that marriage should be limited to those of the opposite-sex.” Two years later, voters in Hawaii passed a constitutional amendment that expressly states that the legislature “shall have the power to reserve marriage to opposite-sex couples.” Judge Alan Kay said that these laws do not violate the U.S. Constitution.

“Natural marriage is under assault in America,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Marriage is society’s best means for creating a family with a biological mom and dad raising their children. Natural marriage is essential to the survival and strength of any society. Same-sex marriage defies the laws of nature. As a policy matter, same-sex marriage is a statement that moms or dads are irrelevant to the well-being of children. Natural marriage strengthens society and provides the best environment for children,” said Staver.

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