In 2004, #Georgia
voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment banning #samesexmarriage
as well as recognizing same-sex unions from other states. But since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year striking down a major portion of the #DOMA
in the renowned Windsor case, judge after judge after judge in states across the country are ruling that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
With that marriage license denial to Bishop and Thomas this month, in coordination with the actions of two other same-sex couples and one widowed lesbian, a chain reaction started which led to the April 22 filing of a massive #classactionlawsuit
in the U.S. District Court of Northern Georgia. The plaintiffs enter this fight with the backing of +lambdalegal
and the law firms of Bryan Cave and White & Case.