Gov. Deal Says Georgia To Follow Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

Gov. Deal just said this to Atlanta’s NPR station WABE (bolding mine):

Nathan_Deal,_official_110th_Congress_photo“Federal constitutional issues trump state constitutional issues, ” Deal told “A Closer Look” host Denis O’Hayer. “So we will abide by whatever the Supreme Court rules as an interpretation of the United States Constitution.” On Wednesday, State Attorney General Sam Olens said he’ll follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s order. Deal also spoke about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, SB 129, which was stalled in the House Judiciary Committee in the final days of the state Legislature this year. “What I want is to protect individuals’ right of religious freedom without causing the kind of uproar that we saw occur in Indiana and in Arkansas,” Deal said.

So I guess we can expect him to not carry on with hysterics like some other governors (or state supreme court justices) have?


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