The Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday morning on whether a referendum on same-sex marriage should be allowed on state ballots in the upcoming election. Challengers to the proposed state constitutional amendment argue that the referendum is presented in an deceitful manner - the text of the referendum refers only to a ban on same-sex marriage but the amendment itself could also prohibit same-sex legal unions and domestic partnership benefits. Read the proposed text of the referendum and the actual amendment here (scroll down). The ACLU of Georgia has posted its brief [PDF] appealing the case the state supreme court and other case documents. From Atlanta, WXIA-TV has more.
Previously on JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Gay rights groups appeal GA same-sex marriage referendum ruling
- Georgia senate approves constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage