HONOLULU (AP) - State attorneys are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging Hawaii's new gay marriage law.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports state attorneys argue hundreds of recently married same-sex couples shouldn't have a legal challenge lingering over them.
Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize gay marriage, with same-sex couples starting to get marriage licenses on Dec. 2.
Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott and others are challenging the law, arguing that a 1998 state constitutional amendment limited marriage to opposite-sex couples.
Circuit Judge Karl Sakamoto previously turned down McDermott's request for a court order to bar the state from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
The state lawyers cite that ruling in arguing that the lawsuit should be thrown out.
Sakamoto is scheduled to hear their request on Jan. 29.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com