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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

First Slice 4/22/14: Federal lawsuit seeks to overturn Georgia's same-sex marriage ban

Sometime today, it's expected that Lambda Legal will file a federal class-action lawsuit seeking to overturn Georgia's same-sex marriage ban. The Georgia Voice chatted with lead plaintiffs Shane Thomas and Michael Bishop of Midtown about the legal challenge.

The city may soon shed the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center from its books. Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall yesterday introduced legislation that would begin the process of selling the 16-acre Downtown arts center to a private developer.

Cobb County authorities are looking into the reported shooting of a woman that took place yesterday "in cold blood, in broad daylight' in a parking lot outside the Cumberland Mall.

AT&T is considering bringing its 1 Gigabit Internet service to metro Atlanta just months after Google announced that Fiber may come to the area.

Two DeKalb County officials are now on administrative leave after suggesting to jurors in testimony related to suspended CEO Burrell Ellis that they accepted bribes from vendors.

Elsewhere in DeKalb County, two women were shot on Sunday night as police attempted to break up an unauthorized party dubbed the ""BigAssCookOut" across various social media sites. The festivities drew an estimated 1,500 teenagers to Wade Walker Park near Stone Mountain. "This came really as a surprise to us," the county's public safety chief Cedric Alexander told reporters on Monday.

Members of Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are asking for a joint congressional investigation into the unsolved 1946 Moore's Ford Bridge lynching case.

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