The announcement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the legality of same-sex marriage is coming any day now, and with that more plans have started to firm up across the state on where to rally in reaction to that decision. Plus, LGBT-friendly wedding officiants have signed onto a list of those ready to marry off Georgia couples immediately should the decision come down in favor of marriage equality.
Previously announced rallies in Atlanta at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and in Augusta at the Richmond County Courthouse have been joined by others in cities across Georgia. And the rallies will take place no matter what the court’s decision is:
Citizens Service Center 6 p.m. 3331 Citizens Way Columbus, GA 31906
Johnson Square 4:30 p.m.
Grassroots Coffee 6 p.m. 133 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA 31601 Meet in glass conference room then walk over to courthouse around 7:30 p.m. for a short prayer.
Of course the big question on everyone’s mind is “When?” Experts seem to think it will be at the end of the session, which will occur in late June or early July, but a decision could come even sooner and there won’t be much notice.
SCOTUSblog’s (always a solid source on such matters) Amy Howe posted earlier this morning that they just don’t know, saying that last year at this time the court released opinions on Monday and Thursday of this week, then on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of the following week, then on Monday, June 30 to finish up the term.
The court will release the next set of opinions this Thursday at about 10 a.m. so we’ll keep you posted.