DOMA Ruling: Personal Emotions, Financial Questions for Atlanta’s Gay and Lesbian Community

first_img7:54 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act. Section 3 had denied legally married same-sex couples many of the same benefits available to married straight couples.For members of Atlanta’s gay and lesbian community, the decision provoked personal emotions and financial questions.WABE’s Denis O’Hayer spoke with two people who are trying to sort things out.  Cleo Myer has been in a committed relationship with her partner for 15 years; Doug Brooks was married to his partner in Massachusetts in 2005.  Each has children.O’Hayer also explored some of the unanswered questions raised by the decision, in a conversation with State Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), who has been in a committed relationship with her partner for years.7:54 Sharelast_img read more

Pioneer power meters for Campagnolo, FSA & Cannondale now shipping, MTB coming in December

first_imgPioneer continues to show they’re serious about cycling by announcing models for Campagnolo, FSA and Cannondale road cranksets, plus options for Shimano’s latest Dura-Ace, XT and XTR models.The upgrade to working with the latest Dura-Ace R9100 comes as no surprise since Pioneer sponsors several top pro teams and athletes. That one, along with versions for the Campagnolo alloy cranks, is now shipping in both single and dual leg versions. The Cannondale SiSL2 and Si cranks will come in left-side only options for now and are also shipping. Pricing without the crank arms is $499 for single leg and $999 for dual. Single leg measurement comes from the left crank arm and can be upgraded to add right leg at a later date.The FSA SL-K carbon road version and mountain bike versions will start shipping in December for Trail XT and XTR cranks. That’s not all they showed at Interbike, though, check our coverage for a look at some prototype meters that capture data from the rest of your bike (and you).last_img read more

It’s Wainscott’s Turn

first_imgThe East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing when it meets at 6 PM Thursday, January 17, on a proposal to develop a four-acre site on Route 114 with up to 30 units of affordable housing.The town is buying the site from the Triune Baptist Church of East Hampton, which owned the property for more than a decade and has abandoned plans to build a church there.The property is next to the former Cottages, an eight-unit affordable complex, that was acquired by the Sag Harbor Housing Trust several years ago. The trust, established when the developers of the Watchcase condominiums in Sag Harbor Village were allowed to make a donation in lieu of providing on-site affordable units, snapped up the Cottages rather than let the property go onto the open market, where rents would have surely skyrocketed, forcing out its working-class tenants.In recent years, East Hampton Town has been making steady, if slow, progress in its effort to put a dent in the affordable housing crisis that makes it harder and harder for locals to stay in their home town and for the people who toil in low-paying jobs to live in decent conditions. The Accabonac Manor House project will soon yield 12 new affordable units, and the 531 project in Amagansett will create another 38 affordable apartments.Although the property now being eyed is just outside the Village of Sag Harbor, it is in the Wainscott School District. And if past efforts to develop affordable housing in Wainscott are any indication, we can expect this one to be accompanied by plenty of wailing and gnashing of teeth from school district officials.We get it. Wainscott, like its neighbor to the west, Sagaponack, boasts high real estate values, a low school population, and minuscule school taxes that are the envy of taxpayers living in neighboring school districts. Although the district has seen its enrollment rise sharply when expressed in percentage terms, its total number of students remains low.There are now affordable housing developments in the Montauk, Amagansett, and East Hampton school districts. Springs, by virtue of its small lots and middle-class housing stock, is already the de facto site of most of the town’s affordable housing. The time has come for Wainscott to provide its share. Sharelast_img read more

Ken Clarke predicts legal services ‘big bang’

first_imgJustice secretary Ken Clarke yesterday warned lawyers to prepare for changes as far reaching as the ‘big bang’ proved to be for the financial sector. Clarke told members of Birmingham Law Society that alternative business structures (ABSs) would herald a ‘whole new world’ for lawyers. From next October, ABSs will allow firms to move away from traditional partnership models, to models where there are non-lawyer stakeholders and external investors. ‘It could be the legal sector’s equivalent of the big bang,’Clarke said. Clarke was addressing Birmingham Law Society after his speech to the Conservative Party conference.last_img

Chelsea’s Davey moves to Norway on loan

first_imgChelsea youngster Alex Davey has joined Norwegian club Stabaek Fotball on loan until July.The 21-year-old centre-back has won the FA Youth Cup with Chelsea and has played for Scotland at Under-19 level. He made seven appearances during a loan spell at Peterborough earlier this season and spent time on loan at Scunthorpe last term.AdChoices广告Stabaek Fotball play in Norway’s top flight and are managed by former Fulham coach Billy McKinlay. Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer speculation See also:Everton v Chelsea player ratingsChelsea players have ‘obligation’ to perform – HiddinkFA charge Chelsea’s Costa with improper conductConte confirms he will step down as Italy bossChelsea keeper Blackman heads to Sweden on loanHiddink says he expects Pato to stayChelsea win first leg of Youth Cup semi-final Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more