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Waiting to Marry Until Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal In Georgia

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage legal in Georgia could come any day. Some couples living here have already decided to go outside the state to get married. But others say waiting to marry at home will be worth it.

Governor: Georgia's Confederate License Plate Should Be Changed

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he wants a specialty license plate the state offers featuring the Confederate flag redesigned, after initially telling reporters he wouldn't urge changes.

Savannah Wedding Vendors Gear Up For Same-Sex Marriage

Around the country people are waiting to see how the US Supreme Court will rule on whether states should be required to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. We could have the answer any day now.

Georgia Bans Gay Marriage, But Not Gay Adoption

Georgia's 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment bans same sex marriage as well as divorce. But there's no Georgia law against same sex adoption.

Are Georgia Courts Ready For Same Sex Marriage?

You can’t blame a Georgian for wondering what will happen here at home should the US Supreme Court throw open the gates for same sex marriage this summer.

Congressman Hank Johnson: No Loaded Guns At Airports

Keeping loaded guns out of airports is the goal of a bill announced Monday by Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson.

Despite Parkinson's Diagnosis, Isakson Will Press On With Re-Election Bid

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson has announced he has Parkinson’s disease. But the two-term Republican says he’ll continue his quest for re-election next year.

Residents React To TV Ad Supporting Same-Sex Marriage In Savannah

Georgia is one of only 13 states where same-sex couples cannot legally marry. But a U.S. Supreme Court ruling may change that this month. Still, a commercial supporting same-sex couples is already airing in the state - but only in Augusta and Savannah.

No More Purchase Cards For DeKalb Officials

DeKalb County's CEO says he is halting taxpayer-funded charge cards for government officials.
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Chatham County Coroner: Ajibade Death A Homicide

The Chatham County Sheriff is defending his department’s use of force amidst reports that a young man died of homicide in police custody earlier this year.