Last Friday afternoon’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take on four combined cases dealing with same sex marriage is likely to affect the timetable for a similar case that is pending in Georgia. A lawsuit was filed in April 2014 by three couples and a widow to overturn the stat’s constitutional ban on SSM. Earlier this month, the judge hearing the case refused the state’s request to dismiss the case.
Today lawyers for the state filed a motion to postpone the trial until after the Supreme Court’s decision. Because the motion is unopposed by the plaintiffs, it will likely be granted. A decision by the Supremes that there is a right to same sex marriage in all states would make the plaintiffs’ case moot. If the Supreme Court decides against the plaintiffs, then presumably a new trial date would be scheduled.