A same-sex couple from Snellville makes Georgia history Tuesday by filing a federal lawsuit against the state. They demand that they be allowed to marry.
Shelton Stroman and Chris Inniss also demand that the state legally recognize gay marriages from other states. Stroman says they’re doing it for their nine-year old adopted son.
“It hurts us because he wants a family, to be able to say, ‘Oh, my dads are married,” he told WSB’s Pete Combs.
Together for 13 years, Stroman says he and Inniss thought about moving to a state where gay marriage is already legal. But they decided against it.
“That’s the sad part about it,” he said. “I shouldn’t have to leave a place that I love.”
Inniss said that for him, the issue is a simple one.
“We live just like any other family. We believe that we should have equal rights,” he said.