Jordyn Dolente and Moriah Martin made history by becoming the first same-sex couple to get married in Athens on the afternoon of the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling on Friday. (Probate Judge Susan Tate is officiating in the courtyard outside the courthouse.) They graciously allowed Flagpoleintern Benjamin Tankersley to document their nuptuals.
Photo Credit: Photo by @wycam1 via Twitter.
Unfortunately, Flagpole does not have the resources to send a writer to sit in a courtroom for eight hours a day for two months, but oh my God, as tragic and reprehensible as Jamie Hood's crime spree was, this story is amazing.
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Jordyn Dolente and Moriah Martin were the first couple to get a marriage license in Clarke County this morning after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
"I never thought that this was going to happen, especially in Georgia," Dolente said. "We thought marijuana would be first."
Photo Credit: Calvin Elvert
This morning, the Supreme Court released a ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the U.S., including in Georgia. Flagpole is gathering reactions from local experts, politicians and the LGBT community. We'll update this post as those reactions come in.
Athens First AME Church—the oldest African American church in the city—invited members of other local churches to participate in a prayer vigil on Wednesday for the nine victims of the racially motivated killings last week at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Flagpole photographer Joshua L. Jones documented the emotional evening.
Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file
Terrapin Beer Co. used lucrative offers from other states to move its Athens brewery to extract more than $1 million in taxpayer incentive offers from the Athens-Clarke County government, according to documents obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald.
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