If you are interested in obtaining a marriage license – contact your county officials regarding payment whether they accept credit cards, checks, or cash only. Information on how to obtain a marriage in other counties can be found on the State of Georgia website: https://georgia.gov/popular-topic/getting-marriage-license
The State of Georgia allows for a discount of marriage license fees for those couples who have attended a certified premarital counseling program. Georgia Equality is currently working to identify certified counselors who are willing to work with gay and lesbian couples. Click here to view the current list of resources.
Benefits for Married Same-Sex Couples
For more information regarding benefits such as Social Security, Veterans benefits and retirement benefits, visit Marriage Equality FAQ.
Click here for the Social Security Administration’s page on information for same-sex couples.
Click here for additional information about federal benefits.
Georgia Equality and Lambda Legal Fact Sheeting regarding marriage in Georgia FAQ – Marriage Equality in Georgia
The Why Marriage Matters Georgia Campaign is a partnership between Georgia Equality and the national organization Freedom to Marry, combining years of experience fighting for LGBT equality in Georgia with the expertise in winning the freedom to marry in other states. This effort is a grassroots public education campaign to build support for and ultimately win the freedom to marry in Georgia. Additionally, as part of this strategy, GE advocates for local level recognition laws in order to have some basic access through domestic partner registries. Couples can use these registries as a means of proof to obtain domestic partner benefits from supportive employers.