Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto today declined to issue a restraining order to keep the state's new law from going into effect.
The state Senate on Tuesday approved a new version of the legislation that the governor is set to sign today.
After more than a week of often heated debate, Hawaii's House passed the Marriage Equality Act by a vote of 30-19. After a confirmation vote from the Senate, the bill will go to supportive Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature.
Amid allegations that conservatives opposed to marriage equality trying to cheat the system, advocates remain optimistic that Hawaii will become the next U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.
The president of Hawaii's police union, himself an active-duty officer, says he'd rather die than enforce marriage equality in his home state.
The Aloha State continues its march to becoming the 15th to embrace marriage equality.