The U.S. Supreme Court blindsided many by refusing to even consider re–instating a ban on same–sex marriages in five states. GPB's Michael Caputo discussed how the decision impacts gay couples with Tanya Washington associate professor of law at Georgia State University. Get the full interview.
Same-sex couples in Georgia spent May Day applying for marriage licenses. Their goal was to be turned down under the state’s gay marriage ban. The couples posted photos of their denial paperwork on social media with the hashtag #MayDayGAEquality.
U.S. Supreme Court rulings in two same sex marriage cases might set the stage for a separate challenge to Georgia's state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and one expert thinks the legal dominoes from last week’s oral arguments could fall quickly.
No matter what happens with two same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, gay marriage will probably remain against the law in Georgia, according to Mercer University law professor David Oedel.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is saying he now supports gay marriage and that same-sex couples have a "fundamental right" to wed. Reed announced his view Tuesday as he signed a resolution passed by Atlanta's City Council showing support for same-sex marriage.