Fri., November 30, 2012 6:20am (EST)

Will Supreme Court Tackle Gay Marriage?
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
U.S. Supreme Court justices meet Friday to decide if they will hear any of several cases involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages. (Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Hicks via Flickr.)
U.S. Supreme Court justices meet Friday to decide if they will hear any of several cases involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages. (Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Hicks via Flickr.)
U.S. Supreme Court justices meet Friday to decide if they will hear any of several cases involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

Georgia has a voter-approved constitutional ban on gay marriage and prohibitions in state law.

Michael Perry, an Emory University Woodruff professor of law, explains what the court’s action on this federal law could mean for Georgia.