On the same day
that the New York court of zppeals denied marriage
equality to the state's gay and lesbian couples, the Georgia
supreme court upheld that state's recently
approved constitutional amendment banning
same-sex marriage. The unanimous ruling reversed a
lower-court decision invalidating the amendment, the
Associated Press reports.
In the earlier ruling the amendment, put before
Georgia voters as a ballot measure in 2004, was found
to have violated the state's single-subject rule for
such initiatives because both same-sex marriage and
civil unions were included. The supreme court disagreed,
saying that there was no such violation.
Georgians approved the ban on same-sex marriage
and civil unions by 76%. (The Advocate)