Hawaii to extend marriage license to same-sex couples

Hawaii is set to extend its marriage license in the wake of a ruling that would allow same-gender couples to wed.

Hawaii Gov.

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.

A Tennessee man is on trial for violating the state’s gay marriage ban, a week after his marriage ended in a bitter and emotional argument with his longtime partner

A man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for violating Tennessee’s marriage equality law, the latest in a string of lawsuits that have challenged the state constitutionality of the law.

A jury found Michael Withers guilty of violating the marriage equality act, which requires all couples to get a court order to get married and that prohibits gay and lesbian couples from receiving civil unions.

Withers’ attorney, Jeff Rector, said Witherson is sorry for his actions and said he would appeal.

In a letter sent to Witherss attorney, Rector said the sentence is a “tremendous blow” to the family, and Wither’s family “is deeply hurt by this verdict.”

Rector wrote that the state of Tennessee “failed to take meaningful steps to protect” Wither.

“In the wake of the recent news of a new lawsuit, and in the wake that the court found the Tennessee Constitution violated our constitutional rights, we are deeply disappointed by the sentence imposed today.”

A jury convicted Wither on Feb. 4, but Wither still faces additional challenges from gay rights groups.

A federal judge ruled that Wither must marry his longtime lover, who was not present at the sentencing.