We must raise $1,438 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Federal judge upholds constitutionality of Hawaii’s marriage law

Catholic World News - August 09, 2012

A senior district court judge has upheld the constitutionality of a Hawaiian law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

“It is not beyond rational speculation to conclude that fundamentally altering the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions might result in undermining the societal understanding of the link between marriage, procreation, and family structure,” Judge Alan Cooke Kay, a Reagan appointee, wrote. “Because Hawaii’s marriage laws are rationally related to legitimate government interests they do not violate the federal Constitution.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($1,438 to go):
$35,000.00 $33,561.96
4% 96%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Cornelius - Aug. 09, 2012 10:58 AM ET USA

    "It is not beyond rational speculation . . ." Interesting choice of words. As I recall, when the Federal judge threw out California's Prop 8 defining marriage as between a man and a woman, he used the word "rational" in another way, saying that there was no rational basis for restricting marriage to opposite genders, and therefore this position was just bias. I remember that because it struck me as absolute madness.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis 13 hours ago
Our Most Characteristic Vice? 14 hours ago
Recognizing the Noonday Devil 14 hours ago
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? 18 hours ago
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women 20 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13