A same-sex couple made history Tuesday when they file a federal lawsuit against the state, demanding the right to marry. Shelton Stroman and Chris Inniss of Snellville are the lead plaintiffs. The lawsuit will also include two other couples and a 34-year-old woman. The suit says same-sex couples who want to marry in Georgia are denied equal protection under the law.
The repeal effective Tuesday of the military's ban on gay service members isn't expected to have a great impact at Georgia's military schools. The military branches already have trained most all of their personnel and cadets on the policy. A military science professor at North Georgia College and State University says, the training there was met without complaint or fanfare.
The City of Savannah has taken a move that's being hailed by gay activists. The City Council unanimously approved a measure offering health care and other benefits to domestic partners of city employees. That means, if one-partner in a same-sex relationship works for the city government, the same-sex couple enjoys the same benefits as legally married workers.
A federal judge has ordered that a Georgia state legislative aide who said she was fired because of discrimination should get her job back. U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story on Tuesday ordered that Vandy Beth Glenn be reinstated to her job as an editor in the Georgia General Assembly's Office of Legislative Counsel no later than Monday.