Governor Perdue Issues Statement on the Striking Down of Georgia's Same Sex Marriage Amendment
|Tuesday, May 16, 2006||
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Governor Perdue Issues Statement on the Striking Down of Georgia ’s Same Sex Marriage Amendment
ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the striking down of Georgia's Same Sex Marriage Amendment.
“I am very disappointed by this decision to countermand the people of Georgia’s voice in defining marriage in our state as a union between a man and a woman. This decision highlights the effect activist judges can have on our system of governance. The people of Georgia knew exactly what they were doing when an overwhelming 76% voted in support of this constitutional amendment. It is sad that a single judge has chosen to reverse their decision. I am carefully assessing the options to ensure that the will of the people will not be thwarted.”