Reaction was much more muted at the GOP-led state Capitol. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Republican, acknowledged the decision but was in no mood to celebrate it.
“My faith teaches me that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Cagle said. “I also understand the role of the Supreme Court under our Constitution. As we navigate this challenging issue, we must do so in a way that respects the deeply held religious beliefs of many like myself while also upholding the rule of law.”