Georgia rally locations take shape as marriage decision nears
As a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue of marriage equality looms, plans are starting to take shape about for people to gather in Georgia, either to celebrate or lament.
Georgia Equality appears to be first out of the gate, with plans for rallies across the state, with one event planned in Atlanta at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and another in Augusta at the Richmond County Courthouse. Events in Athens, Columbus and Savannah are also in the works and soon to be announced, according to a Day of Decision page recently added to Georgia Equality’s website.
Georgia Equality executive director Jeff Graham says the rallies will happen no matter what the Supreme Court’s decision is, and that while they’re still finalizing details for the Atlanta event, there will be attorneys from Lambda Legal and some of the plaintiffs from the Georgia same-sex marriage case in attendance.
While the court may issue its decision at any time, most court experts think the big announcement will come at the end of the term in late June or early July. And while many experts predict a ruling in favor of marriage equality, it’s going to be close, with Justice Anthony Kennedy’s vote predicted to be the swing vote.