The Act declares that the public policy of Georgia is to recognize marriages only between a man and a woman. It prohibits marriages between persons of the same sex, denying their recognition in Georgia. Any same-sex marriage entered into pursuant to a marriage license issued outside of Georgia will be void in Georgia. Contractual rights granted by virtue of such a license shall be unenforceable in Georgia's courts. Georgia's courts have no jurisdiction to grant a divorce or separate maintenance or to consider or rule on the parties' respective rights arising as a result of or in connection with a same-sex marriage. Further, the Act prohibits the issuance of marriage licenses to persons of the same sex.
Georgia State University Law Review
"DOMESTIC RELATIONS Marriage Generally: Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage,"
Georgia State University Law Review:
1, Article 37.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol13/iss1/37