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Sonny Perdue on Civil Rights

Republican GA Governor

 


Call on legislature for Constitutional ban on gay marriage

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue says he'll call a special legislative session to work up another constitutional ban on same-sex marriages if the state Supreme Court doesn't rule on the issue by Aug. 7. His announcement came shortly after the state vowed to appeal a judge's decision to overturn the ban approved by voters in 2004. "I think the people spoke overwhelmingly. I think the people of Georgia knew exactly what they were voting for," said Perdue.
Source: Law.com, "Perdue vows special session", on Trump Cabinet , Jan 19, 2017

Activist judges should let people define marriage

Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the striking down of Georgia's Same Sex Marriage Amendment [A voter referendum supported limiting marriage in Georgia to one man and one woman; a court ruling overturned that referendum vote].

"I am very disappointed by this decision to countermand the people of Georgia's voice in defining marriage in our state as a union between a man and a woman. This decision highlights the effect activist judges can have on our system of governance. The people of Georgia knew exactly what they were doing when an overwhelming 76% voted in support of this constitutional amendment. It is sad that a single judge has chosen to reverse their decision. I am carefully assessing the options to ensure that the will of the people will not be thwarted."

Source: Governor of Georgia press release on Same Sex Marriage , May 16, 2006

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