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How do the articles of the Georgia Constitution compare with the articles of the US Constitution?

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Both the Georgia Constitution and the US Constitution contain a Bill of Rights which is designed to safeguard the liberties of the people. The Georgia Constitution gives some limits as to how arms can be borne by the people—the US Constitution does not state this explicitly. The Georgia Constitution also states how many people can sit on a jury (twelve); the US Constitution only gives one the right to a trial by jury. There is also mention of regulating fishing and hunting in the Georgia Constitution. This does not exist in the US Constitution.

The US Constitution makes no mention of marriage. The Georgia Constitution states that only marriages between one man and one woman are recognized by the state. This is in section 4, paragraph 1, and it is controversial as same-sex marriage is recognized according to federal law.

The Georgia Constitution, like the US Constitution makes mention of the three branches of government—legislative, executive, and judicial. Overall, the Georgia state...

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