On September 8th, the Grand Master, Douglas McDonald, issued an edict which declared homosexuality being "contrary to the moral law" is hereby a prohibited activity for anyone who falls under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Georgia. His edict amended the Code (the by-laws) of the Grand Lodge of Georgia.
The Grand Lodge of Georgia is no stranger to controversy as it has in the recent past with its stance on black men joining their Lodges as well as openly promoting sectarian Christianity over other faiths.
Something similar is happening with the Grand Lodge of Tennessee where the Grand Master wishes to expel a Brother who married a man.
Setting aside the focus of homosexuality, does the Grand Lodge, any Grand Lodge, have the authority to dictate behavior that is, by law, not a crime?
For further reading
Is Homosexuality Un-Masonic?
Homosexuality & Freemasonry
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