AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga.— The Atlanta suburb of Avondale Estates on July 22 became the fourth Georgia municipality to create a domestic partnership registry.
The City of Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners unanimously approved the resolution that will allow for the formal recognition of same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
“Adding this new service for our residents is a means of showing respect and recognition to the many couples we have living in our city,” Mayor Ed Rieker said in a statement.
Atlanta, Fulton and Athens-Clarke Counties have also established domestic partner registries.
Georgia voters in 2004 approved a state constitutional amendment that bans marriages and civil unions for same-sex couples.