HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge has ordered that four Hawaii women be allowed to marry their incarcerated fiancés.
The American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday Judge Susan Oki Mollway granted their motion for a preliminary injunction. The order says the women are being harmed by being denied their right to marry.
The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the women who want to marry men incarcerated at Saguaro Correctional Facility, a privately run prison in Arizona housing Hawaii inmates under a contract with the state.
A state Department of Public Safety spokeswoman says officials have not yet seen the order.
ACLU attorney Daniel Gluck says they want to make sure the state changes its policies for others who want to marry inmates.
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