State of Hawai’i, Defendant - Appellant,LORETTA J. FUDDY, Director,Department of Health, State of Hawai’i, Defendant - Appellee,HAWAII FAMILY FORUM, Intervenor-Defendant -Appellee.The November 11, 2013 unopposed motion states that Hawaii’s new law“providing marriage equality to same-sex couples,” is expected to take effectDecember 2, 2013. Accordingly, it appears as of December 2, 2013 theseconsolidated appeals may be moot.
See Log Cabin Republicans v. United States
,658 F.3d 1162, 1166 (9th Cir. 2011) (per curiam) (A case can be moot when achallenged statute or regulation is “repealed, expires, or is amended to remove thechallenged language.”);
Native Vill. of Noatak v. Blatchford
, 38 F.3d 1505, 1510(9th Cir. 1994) (“A statutory change . . . is usually enough to render a case moot,even if the legislature possesses the power to reenact the statute after the lawsuit isdismissed. As a general rule, if a challenged law is repealed or expires, the case becomes moot.”).
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