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 Traditional Marriage Upheld in Hawaii Court 'for Good of Society'

A federal court in Hawaii has ruled in favor of upholding the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state, ruling against two women who wanted to get married.

"If the traditional institution of marriage is to be restructured, as sought by plaintiffs, it should be done by a democratically-elected legislature or the people through a constitutional amendment, not through judicial legislation that would inappropriately preempt democratic deliberation regarding whether or not to authorize same-sex marriage," explained U.S. District Judge Alan Kay, who issued a 120-page decision on Wednesday in the Jackson v. Abercrombie case.

The case in question concerned Natasha Jackson and Janin Kleid, who had filed a lawsuit claiming that in order to get all the federal benefits given to heterosexual couples, they needed to be married. ...

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