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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:48pm

Sam Olens: Georgia Will Respect Supreme Court Decision On Gay Marriage

Updated: 2 years ago.
State Attorney General Sam Olens
Olens says he’s asked the heads of state agencies to respect the marriage ruling, regardless of their personal feeling on the issue. (Photo courtesy Facebook.com)

State Attorney General Sam Olens says his office will abide by any ruling the US Supreme Court will make on same-sex marriage.

By June, the high court could issue a decision that would pave the way for same-sex marriage nationwide. Georgia is one of fourteen states where it’s still illegal.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Olens told the Atlanta Press Club yesterday-quote-when the US Supreme Court rules, it’s not time for criticism.

Olens says he’s asked the heads of state agencies to respect the marriage ruling, regardless of their personal feeling on the issue.

Olens who supported the Consitutional ban in 2004, is also keeping his personal views out of the issue.

“In the case of same-sex marriage, I think our office has tried – as best as we can – to show compassion, and to, frankly, limit our discussion to it being solely legal,” Olens told the AJC.