MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Georgia marriage licenses changed to gender-neutral in preparation of SCOTUS

The Daily Report (legal organ of Fulton County) has just reported that judges across Georgia are issuing gender-neutral changes to marriage licenses, namely changing the terms “Bride” and “groom” with “Applicant 1” and “Applicant 2”. More:

After the meeting, Wilkes said part of the preparedness includes redesigning marriage licenses, which traditionally have listed information for a bride and a groom. If the Supreme Court strikes down same-sex marriage bans, new licenses may list the parties simply as Applicant 1 and Applicant 2, Wilkes said.

“We also looked to see whether there were any conflicting state laws, and we didn’t find any,” he said.

Another part of preparedness is making sure that probate judges across the state know that there is a pending challenge to Georgia’s ban and that the Supreme Court ruling is imminent, said Wilkes.

Project Q Atlanta takes this as even more evidence of Georgia’s latter-day preparation for whatever decision may come from SCOTUS later this year.

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