Georgia high court won't block vote on gay marriage ban
The Georgia supreme court on Tuesday refused to block next week's vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Reaffirming an 84-year-old decision, the court said judges lack authority to intervene in contests over proposed legislation or constitutional amendments until the legislation has been passed or the amendments approved by the voters. A superior court judge cited the same ruling last month in refusing to block the vote. Her decision was appealed to the state supreme court.