Marriage wars: Cobb courts prepare for same-sex ruling

By  Hilary Butschek June 12, 2015 12:19 AM Cobb County officials and activists are preparing…

Georgia (Jun 16, 2015) — By  Hilary Butschek


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June 12, 2015 12:19 AM

Cobb County officials and activists are preparing for a U.S. Supreme Court decision this month on samesex marriage that has the potential to rock the country’s culture as much as abortion did in the 1970s. 

The high court’s decision is expected in the next two weeks, said Kerwin Swint, chair of the department of political science and international affairs at Kennesaw State University.

The court is considering whether the definition of marriage should be made at the federal level or by the states.

“It’s going to determine whether the states have the flexibility to separate their laws from what the federal courts say on same-sex issues,” Swint said.

In Georgia, the ruling will decide whether the state can continue to ban marriage between same-sex couples and refuse to recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states. …



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