Tuesday, May 16, 2006

According to Yahoo! Breaking News e-mails,

ATLANTA (AP) A Fulton County Superior Court judge has struck down Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

[Edit] Ah, dagnammit. It was overturned on a technicality, not because Georgia suddenly realized that gays are people too:

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.


Russell said the state's voters must first decide whether same-sex relationships should have any legal status before they can be asked to decide if same-sex marriages should be banned.

"People who believe marriages between men and women should have a unique and privileged place in our society may also believe that same-sex relationships should have some place -- although not marriage," she wrote. "The single-subject rule protects the right of those people to hold both views and reflect both judgments by their vote."

And the governor, of course, is already saying that this is counter to the will of the people. Which may be true, but is still completely irrelevant.

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