USA, Georgia: State Gets Marriage Equality Lawsuit – Only Four To Go

Written by scott on April 22nd, 2014

Georgia mapOne of the five remaining states without a marriage equality lawsuit got one yesterday.

The Washington Blade reports:

Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging Georgia’s same-sex marriage ban on behalf of three gay couples and a widow. “Georgia is our home,” said Christopher Inniss of Snellville, who has been with his partner, Shelton Stroman, for 13 years, in a press release before the group filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. “We own a home together, we own a business together, and we are raising our son, Jonathan, together. We have done everything we can to protect and take responsibility for our family but marriage is the only way to ensure that we are treated as the family that we are. We need the protection that marriage affords.”… Georgia had been among the five states in which same-sex couples had yet to file a lawsuit seeking marriage rights.

The four remaining US states without a lawsuit? Alaska, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. And South Dakota may get one soon.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Robert Keister says:

    I couldn’t be happier! My brother who served as a witness in my gay wedding and is an active Presbyterian Pastor will be delighted also. Go Georgia! Put yourself on the right side of history!!!!!!!

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