In a victory for pro-gender marriage, U.S. District Court Judge Alan C. Kay sides with gender-integration. Judge Kay says redefining marriage is a “divisive social issue” which should be voted on by the people, not mandated by courts.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan C. Kay’s 120-page ruling sides with Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy and Hawaii Family Forum, a Christian group that was allowed to intervene in the case.
"Accordingly, Hawaii's marriage laws are not unconstitutional," the ruling states. "Nationwide, citizens are engaged in a robust debate over this divisive social issue. If the traditional institution of marriage is to be reconstructed, as sought by the plaintiffs, it should be done by a democratically elected legislature or the people through a constitutional amendment," and not through the courts.