Governor Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens showed true leadership in announcing Georgia would abide by the recent United States Supreme Court ruling that made same sex marriage legal in all 50 states.
The attorney general's office and council of probate judges worked quickly to make sure new marriage license applications were sent to county probate judges not long after the ruling came down.
"We're primarily telling our probate judges, 'you've sworn to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States and the state of Georgia and if the United States Supreme Court comes back and says it is unconstitutional, we have to adhere to their ruling and adjust accordingly," said Chase Daughtrey,Cook County Probate judge.
While same sex marriage will remain a hotly debated issue in our nation, Georgia can be proud we have leaders who have the courage to obey the law even if it may be politically unpopular.
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