Marriage Equality USA

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  • Georgia is the home of the legal case Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), in which the Supreme Court of the United States upheld (5–4) a Georgia state law banning sodomy. The ruling was overturned by the Court 17 years later in the landmark case Lawrence v. Texas (2003). 
  • Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions from 2004 until 26 June 2015, per Constitutional Amendment 1.


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