In a post entitled Rationality and Marriage Sullivan states:
As for Georgia, it’s important to note that the court has ruled that gay couples are not only barred from civil marriage, they are barred from any legal protections whatever. Georgia wants its gays like it once wanted its blacks: segregated from integration into “normal” families, even if they have been born into them. And, yes, many thought that was rational for a very long time as well.
I think that Sullivan is misreading the Supreme Court’s Opinion (it really didn’t decide any issues other than the germaneness of the Amendment’s subjects), however, this is the image that Georgia is projecting to the world.