Georgia is one of 31 states that currently has a constitutional ban on same sex marriage. But will it hold up in court??
A gay rights group called Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday morning on behalf of seven people; it challenges Georgia's prohibition on same sex marriage AND lack of recognition of other states' same sex marriages.
The constitutional amendment was passed in 2004 and after two years of challenges from gay rights groups, the state Supreme Court ruled in 2006 that the measure was valid.
The lawsuit explicitly points out that this ban is on the wrong side of history, stating:
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Earlier this month, we were very happy to announce that Prop 8 proponents' motion to vacate Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that Prop 8 was "unconstitutional" was DENIED!
Now, proponents of Prop 8 are once again trying to fight against the Judge Walker ruling, on the basis that he's in a long-term same-sex relationship.
Prop 8 supporters are claiming that
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