8170448_GThe U.S. Supreme Court has voted 5-4 that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. The vote nullifies Georgia’s Constitutional Amendment from 2004 that banned same-sex marriage. Fulton County is now issuing marriage licenses and will host a mass wedding ceremony at 1 p.m. today, June 26. More details at this link.

The Atlanta City Council has dedicated $4 million to a new reserve fund for eventual settlement of the Atlanta Public Schools/Atlanta BeltLine dispute. The reserve fund, created through legislation sponsored by Councilmember Kwanza Hall, was approved by a vote of 14-1. The city owes the Atlanta Public Schools more than $13 million in deferred tax revenue.

Atlanta radio legend James “Alley Pat” Patrick has died at the age of 95, according to a report from the AJC. Patrick began his broadcasting career in 1951 as a disc jockey on WERD, Atlanta’s first black-owned radio station. He joined the staff of WAOK in 1954, and later worked at stations WXAP, WYZE and WQXI-AM. In the 1980s, he hosted a television show, “Alley Pat’s Place,” on WVEU-TV.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.