Judge strikes down Georgia’s ban on gay marriages

By | May 18, 2006

Hooray! Judge strikes down Georgia’s ban on gay marriages

A judge has struck down Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriages, saying a measure overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2004 violated a provision of the state constitution that limits ballot questions to a single subject.The ruling by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance C. Russell had been eagerly awaited by gay-rights supporters who filed the court challenge in November 2004, soon after the constitutional ban was approved.

This might have been struck down on a technicality, but that’s not the important part. The important thing is that the ban was struck down as unconstitutional. There’ll be another attempt to get this passed, of course. But for now, at least, this hateful ban is null and void.

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