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LGBTQ+ Marriage and Divorce in Georgia: Know Your Rights

In 2015, the supreme court ruled in the Obergefell v. Hodges making marriage equality the law throughout the country. Unsurprisingly, with same-sex marriage comes same-sex divorce in some cases, and it’s essential to know your rights as an LGBTQ+ person in Georgia. Spouses in same-sex marriages are afforded the same legal rights as their opposite-sex counterparts,…

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Gay Marriage is Legal in the State of Georgia, but Are You Actually Married?

In the State of Georgia, gay marriage was not recognized as legal until after the United States Supreme Court decisions of United States v. Windsor (2013), and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), decisions. These, in total, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, 28 U.S.C. 1738C, that had enabled the State of Georgia to not recognize…

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Three Unique Issues Involving Same-Sex Divorce in Georgia

In Georgia, the process for a same-sex divorce works just like divorce for heterosexual couples. The same issues of whether a divorce will be contested or uncontested, the ability to have access to mediation, the right for a legal separation, and more, now apply equally to all married couples. But here are three topics to…

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