WASHINGTON, D.C. (WALB) - Georgia's Attorney General Sam Olens and Probation Judges across Georgia are dealing with the Supreme Court's Marriage Ruling. They have issued early statements on what the ruling means for Georgia citizens.
Olens released this statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges:
"Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled the Constitution requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out of state. It does not permit bans on same-sex marriage . In our system of government, the Supreme Court bears the ultimate responsibility for determining the constitutionality of our laws. Once the Supreme Court has ruled, its Order is the law of the land. As such, Georgia will follow the law and adhere to the ruling of the Court."
Click HERE to read the memorandum that the Office of the Attorney General is currently distributing to State Agencies.
L. Chase Daughtrey, Probate Court Judge for Cook County, Georgia tells WALB: The Council of Probate Court Judges is reviewing the 100 plus page opinion regarding same sex marriage and we are in consultation with the Attorney General's office.
A revised marriage license application form will be sent electronically to probate judges statewide via our list serve once the review is complete and we find the opinion immediately legalizes same sex marriage in Georgia.