HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday that he is willing to appeal a Hawaii federal court’s decision that upholds the constitutionality of state law banning same-sex marriage.
Senior U.S. District Judge Alan Kay handed down the 120-page decision which held that the law must be changed either through the Hawaii Legislature or a state constitutional amendment.
The ruling came in a civil lawsuit filed by three plaintiffs, who claimed the state law banning same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
“No same-sex couples have been married in Hawaii nor have ever had the legal right to do so,” Kay said in his ruling.