Official Code of Georgia Annotated/Title 1/Chapter 2/Section 7

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Female citizens are entitled to the privilege of the elective franchise and have the right to hold any civil office or perform any civil function as fully and completely as do male citizens.

(Orig. Code 1863, § 1587; Code 1868, § 1650; Code 1873, § 1656; Code 1882, § 1656; Civil Code 1895, § 1810; Ga. L. 1896, p. 40, § 1; Civil Code 1910, § 2167; Ga. L. 1912, p. 62, § 1; Ga. L. 1916, p. 43, § 1; Ga. L. 1918, p. 118, § 1; Ga. L. 1921, p. 106, §§ 1, 2; Code 1933, § 79—207; Ga. L. 1975, p. 779, § 2; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, § 1; Ga. L. 1982, p. 826, § 1; Ga. L. 1984, p. 22, § 1.)

History of section.—The language of this section is derived in part from the decision in Ex parte Hale, 145 Ga. 350, 89 S. E. 216 (1916).

Cross references.—Sex discrimination in employment, T. 34, C. 5.

 

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

All qualified, nonexempt women have right to jury duty.—It is the law’s intent that all women who are qualified for jury duty, and who are not exempt from jury duty under law, shall have the right to and the responsibility of jury duty in accordance with the provisions of Georgia law. Mann v. Cox, 487 F. Supp. 147 (S. D. Ga. 1979).

Cited in Curtis v. Ashworth, 165 Ga. 782, 142 S. E. 111, 59 A. L. R. 1457 (1928); Reece v. State, 208 Ga. 165, 66 S. E. 2d 133 (1951).

 

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.—16B Am. Jur. 2d, Constitutional Law, § 877 et seq.

C. J. S.—14A C. J. S., Civil Rights, § 172 et seq.

ALR.—Validity of testamentary trust to promote women’s rights, 28 A. L. R. 720.