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Gay marriages legalized, S. Georgians speak out

May 17, 2004

Thomasville - Same-sex couples are lining up outside city and town halls in Massachusetts to take advantage of the first day of the right to marry.

But many groups oppose gay marriages, like the Georgia Family Council, which says marriage should be between a man and a woman. "I'm disappointed that the state of Massachusetts would redefine marriage for the purpose of catering to a particular interest group," says Doug Silvis.  "Marriage has always been about the family and future generations and it's obvious that's it's only a man and a woman that can produce a future generation."

It all became possible when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of gay couples. President Bush is calling for an amendment to ban gay marriages.

posted at 5:35 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

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