Tag Archives: gay marriage

For the record: Georgia’s gay marriage ban is tossed

A federal judge goes through the formality of overturning Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages . . .

Tags: federal lawsuit , gay marriage , Georgia prohibition , William Duffey

Political Notes – Some interesting plot twists in the gay marriage story

In contrast to other states, Georgia is complying with the Supreme Court decision overturning state prohibitions on same-sex marriages; a new story surfaces about an old lobbyist junket . . .

Tags: Chase Daughtrey , Christian Coomer , gay marriage , Jerry Keen , lobbyist junket , military force reductions , probate judges , StudentsFirst

Three new chapters in the story of America

After a terrible week of racial killings, some inspiring speeches and signs of hope . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Barack Obama , Confederate flag , gay marriage , South Carolina

Political Notes – No massive resistance here to gay marriage decision

Gov. Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens say Georgia will follow the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage; the state’s first same-sex weddings have already been conducted . . .

Tags: gay marriage , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Sam Olens , Supreme Court , Tom Price

Supreme Court strikes down gay marriage bans; Georgia’s one of the last to go

State prohibitions against same-sex marriages, including Georgia’s, have been swept away by the high court’s ruling . . .

Tags: gay marriage , Supreme Court

Political Notes – Fulton prepares for the onset of gay marriage

Fulton County officials are anticipating a Supreme Court decision that overturns same-sex marriage bans, and will make the country government center available for those ceremonies . . .

Tags: Copart tax dispute , Fulton County Commission , gay marriage , Monroe County school superintendent , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Olens says he’ll obey gay marriage ruling, whatever it is

Attorney General Sam Olens says he will respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, which is expected later this year . . .

Tags: Deepwater Horizon , gay marriage , Hugh Floyd , Roy Moore , Sam Olens , Samantha Joye , State Ethics Commission

Political Notes: Charlotte likes what the AJC says about it

Charlotte is more than happy to take the leadership from Atlanta as the region’s up-and-coming city . . .

Tags: ajc , Charlotte , education reform commission , elena parent , gay marriage , Judicial Nominating Commission , Nathan Deal , redistricting

Olens requests delay in gay marriage lawsuit

Attorney General Sam Olens asks a federal judge to delay the lawsuit challenging Georgia’s gay marriage ban until after the Supreme Court rules on the issue . . .

Tags: federal lawsuit , gay marriage , Georgia ban , Sam Olens , William Duffey

Political Notes – Smyre retires from Synovus, but not the Legislature

Rep. Calvin Smyre, the longest-serving member of the Legislature, retires from his banking job but will keep serving in the House; Delta is stirring things up among the more conservative lawmakers . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , corporate tax exemption , Delta Air Lines , gay marriage , immigration , Josh McKoon , religious freedom , Sam Teasley