Georgia’s Same Sex Marriage Trial Likely Postponed

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.

4 comments

  1. Andrew C. Pope says:

    I thought the AG’s office specialized in unnecessary uphill battles?

    In all reality though, this was just a formal suspension of something the judge was informally sitting on out of deference to the 11th Circuit. Now he’s formally sitting on it in deference to SCOTUS.

  2. John Konop says:

    I am totally confused: Senator/lawyer Josh Mckoon, seemed rather clear this is legal, if you do it for religious reasons….Other lawyers pointed out on this blog we have federal law that protects religious freedom…Sen Mckoon is proposing a state bill that does the same as the federal bill….What am I missing? Josh was clear his bill would defend any religion on this blog…..I even questioned how far…..Josh was clear as a bell…..

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