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Gay Georgia state Senate candidate plans to marry partner » LGBT Georgia | Gay Georgia | Gay Atlanta | LGBT Atlanta

Georgia state Senate candidate Timothy Swiney says he plans to marry his partner of 16 years in Virginia following the a court ruling in that state overturning its same-sex marriage ban.

Swiney, a Democrat, is running for state Senate District 9. His Republican opponent in the November election is P.K. Martin, who defeated Mike Beaudreau in the July 21 runoff. Martin and Beudreau were able to garner more votes than longtime state Senator Don Balfour in the May 20 primary. Martin is a former Lawrenceville City Council member.

State Senate District 9 includes a portion of Gwinnett County include Lawrenceville and Dacula.

“I’ve been warned that this is a ‘gift’ to my Republican opponent and that seeking a marriage license at this time could damage my election chances come November,” Swiney said in a press release.

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