In recent years, the public opinion of same-sex marriage has shifted rapidly and many states now allow same-sex marriage. And, this summer the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic ruling on gay marriage, striking down a key element of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In the aftermath of that ruling, the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages. With these sweeping changes, many people are wondering whether Georgia will soon change its tune on same-sex marriage.
You may have already heard about the Atlanta-based law firm that agreed to represent the House of Representatives in defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and then changed its mind.