Georgia supporters applaud gay marriage decision

The reaction from those who supported the decision came within minutes of the ruling. Georgia’s Senate Democratic Caucus immediately a statement calling it “a landmark for civil and human rights.”

“For far too long same-sex couples were denied a basic liberty afforded to some, but not all,” the statement read. “For too long, same-sex couples were living as a second-class citizens with separate and unequal rights. Today’s decision corrected that error and established nationally what two-thirds of the country already knew: the right to marry who you love is a constitutional right available to every person.”

A Supreme Court Police officer stands at the top of the steps at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 22, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to issue blockbuster rulings on same-sex marriage and health care with both rulings due by the end of June as the court finishes its nine-month term with its traditional flurry of major opinions. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

A Supreme Court Police officer stands at the top of the steps at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 22, 2015.

 

State Sen. Nan Orrock, D-Atlanta, took to Twitter to call the ruling historic and a cause for celebration: “Boundless thanks to all who’ve worked unceasingly toward this day! PRIDE!”

 

State Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, boiled her support down to a simple “love wins!”


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