Thursday, July 06, 2006

Discrimination Added to Georgia Constitution

The state of Georgia has won and succeeded in writing discrimination into the Georgia Constitution. This is very sad day.

Georgia's amendment banning gay marriage is constitutional, the state's highest court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision effectively reinstates the ban, which was thrown out by a lower court judge in May. The state Supreme Court justices ruled that the amendment to the state constitution, approved by 76 percent of voters in November 2004, does not violate the single-subject rule by addressing other issues such as civil unions in addition to marriage.

In May 2006, Fulton County Superior Judge ruled that the Georgia ban on same-sex marriage violated the state's constitution.

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