Why Georgia’s marriage license is the most restrictive in the nation

Georgia’s law allowing couples to marry at a local county courthouse is one of the most conservative in the country, with no exceptions for same-sex couples.

The state also has a high rate of gay marriages, with a higher percentage of marriages in 2008 than the national average of 26 percent.

The law has been in place since 1996 and only changed last year when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of it.

A Georgia law that allows same-gender couples to enter a civil union is the only other state in the U