Should Hawaii Expect Flurry of Gay Marriages?

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Given the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions Tuesday to overturn a ban on federal benefits for same-sex couples and to effectively allow same-sex marriages in California, what does this mean for Hawaii?

Should gay couples in Hawaii start booking venues, selecting wedding colors, booking florists, and apply for a marriage permit? In other words, are we counting down to a bunch of gay and lesbian weddings?

Having watched this dizzying evolution of this issue closely for the last 20 years, both as a reporter and as a resident of Hawaii, my sense is that they shouldn’t expect to set up their wedding registries any time too soon.

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