The 5:44 with Denis O'Hayer
7:43 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Implications for Georgia from Gay Marriage Rulings in Texas & Virginia?

Hundreds lined the corners of the intersection of 10th and Piedmont in June, 2013, to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that threw out key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Hundreds lined the corners of the intersection of 10th and Piedmont in June, 2013, to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that threw out key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Credit Charles Edwards / WABE News

  In the last two weeks of February, 2014, Federal district judges threw out constitutional bans on gay marriage in two states:  Virginia and Texas.  

Georgia also has a gay marriage ban in its state constitution.  

To find out whether the rulings in Virginia and Texas have any implications for Georgia, WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Robert Schapiro, Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at the Emory University Law School.  

In the expanded version, Dean Schapiro also looked at the arguments over "religious freedom" bills that have been proposed in Georgia and several other states, and vetoed in Arizona.