Voter Group Files Lawsuit Against Georgia Marriage Amendment - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

11/09/04

Voter Group Files Lawsuit Against Georgia Marriage Amendment

Voters in Georgia may have passed the ban on same-sex marriage, but now it may be up to a Georgia judge to decide if it will stand. A group of Georgia voters, churches and state leaders filed a lawsuit today to strike the amendment from the state constitution.

Georgia law states that initiatives placed on ballots must pose a single subject for voters. The plaintiffs say the amendment addressed multiple issues: definition of marriage, court jurisdiction limits and not recognizing other types of same-sex unions.

Reported by: Aaron Vogel, avogel@wtoc.com

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