Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:42

Georgia's Attorney General Sam Olens Asks The Judge To Dismiss The Challenge Against The Marriage Equality Ban

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In April, the group Lambda Legal and 7 LGBT people had launched a challenge against Georgia equal marriage ban adopted by voters in 2004. Now, the Attorney General of this state, Sam Olens, asked the judge who will hear the case to reject it.

He considers that it would be "judicially imposed" a decision rather than submitting the case to the people of Georgia.

As the report Associated Press, Beth Littrell, a senior attorney for Lambda Legal and co-counsel on the Georgia case said Olens' arguments are "dead wrong" and have been rejected in other challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage.

"This is a strong indication the attorney general plans on defending the marriage ban regardless of the precedent lining up against him that the federal Constitution provides to all citizens the right to marry the person they love," Littrell said.

The Constitution of Georgia does not recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state too.