As part of a formality, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the state’s constitutional ban on same sex marriage can no longer be enforced.
The ruling comes more than three months after the United States Supreme Court ruled that probate courts can legally issue same sex marriage licenses across the country.
Georgia’s ban is in the state Constitution and defines a union between one man and one woman. It also does not legally recognize same-sex marriages from other states.
According to The Associated Press, a gay-rights group, Lambda Legal, filed a lawsuit challenging that ban. United States District Judge William Duffey on Wednesday signed an order ruling that the Supreme Court ruling means the same-sex marriage ban cannot be enforced.