Ge­or­gia rally lo­ca­tions take shape as mar­riage de­ci­sion nears

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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.

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