Hawaii is set to extend its marriage license in the wake of a ruling that would allow same-gender couples to wed.
David Ige and other officials announced the change Tuesday afternoon, citing a ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized gay marriage nationwide.
Ige said in a statement that Hawaii is “proud to have our marriage license available to same sex couples.”
The state would be the first to recognize the union of same- and opposite-sex married couples, he said.
The decision came a day after a judge in California ruled that same- sex couples must marry under state law.
The ruling was based on a 2015 ruling in California that allowed same- gender couples to get married.
The state is still working on a final ruling.
The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in March that Hawaii’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.
Iged said that the state would work with the U and N.
S, the United Kingdom and other countries to resolve the issue of marriage licenses for same- or opposite-gender married couples.
Hawaii was one of the states that sued the Trump administration for failing to recognize marriages between same-Sex couples after a U.N. panel ruled in July that same sex marriage was legal in the United States.
In June, a federal judge in Texas denied a request by Utah Gov.
Gary Herbert to extend his state’s same-day marriage license.
Herbert said that allowing same-Gender couples to marry was discriminatory and he would appeal the ruling.