Hawaii Marriage Laws

Hawaii Revised Statutes 572-1.8 - Interpretation of terminology to be gender-neutral.

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Interpretation of terminology to be gender-neutral.

When necessary to implement the rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses under the laws of this State, all gender-specific terminology, such as "husband", "wife", "widow", "widower", or similar terms, shall be construed in a gender-neutral manner. This interpretation shall apply to all sources of law, including statutes, administrative rules, court decisions, common law, or any other source of law.

[L Sp 2013 2d, c 1, pt of §2]

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