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Courts Upholds Dismissal of Marriage Equality Challenge

August 5, 2016, 12:54 PM HST
* Updated August 6, 3:29 PM
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Big Island Now stock photo. August 2016.

Big Island Now stock photo. August 2016.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion on Thursday, Aug. 4, upholding the dismissal of a challenge to the state’s Marriage Equality Act by plaintiff Kaui Amsterdam.

The court found that Hawai‘i District Court Judge Susan Mollway “properly dismissed Amsterdam’s action because Amsterdam’s moral and cultural objections to same-sex marriages are generalized grievances and are insufficient to confer Article III standing.”

Judge Mollway found that Amsterdam lacked standing because he failed to show he suffered any injury as a result of the Marriage Equality Act.

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