2020 Georgia Code
Title 50 - State Government
Chapter 3 - State Flag, Seal, and Other Symbols
Article 1 - State and Other Flags
§ 50-3-9. Abuse of Federal, State, or Confederate Flag Unlawful

Universal Citation: GA Code § 50-3-9 (2020)

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to mutilate, deface, defile, or abuse contemptuously the flag of the United States, the flag, coat of arms, or emblem of the State of Georgia, or the flag or emblem of the Confederate States of America by any act whatever.

(Ga. L. 1960, p. 985, § 2.)

Cross references.

- Offenses against public order and safety, T. 16, C. 11.

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 35A Am. Jur. 2d, Flag, §§ 3, 4.

C.J.S.

- 36A C.J.S., Flags, §§ 3, 4.

ALR.

- What constitutes violation of flag desecration statutes, 41 A.L.R.3d 502.

Validity, and standing to challenge validity, of state statute prohibiting flag desecration and misuse, 31 A.L.R.6th 333.

Propriety of prohibition of display or wearing of confederate flag, 66 A.L.R.6th 493.

Propriety of prohibition of display or wearing of confederate flag, 66 A.L.R.6th 493.

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