Petition: Shut down the (not-so) Secret app

The popular Secret app is one of the hottest on the market today. Recently, however, the app that allows you to tell your secrets anonymously has been the target of those who say the app encourages a toxic envi...
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Online petition calls for Ga. political leaders to support same-sex marriage

Former Congressman Nathan Deal is vying to become Georiga's next Governor

Amanda Lee Carver, a lesbian from Gainesville, Ga., has created a petition on the popular social advocacy website Change.org;  calling for the state's political leaders to embrace marriage equality.

The petition follows recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, both of which considered victories by LGBT rights supporters.

From the campaign webpage:

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Petition pops up urging Atlanta City Council to outlaw sex shops on Cheshire Bridge Road

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A petition popped up this week on change.org urging the Atlanta City Council to banish adult businesses on Cheshire Bridge Road.

Posted to the popular website by a group calling itself "Concerned Atlanta Residents" and made up of people living in the area, the petition states, "Adult businesses are incompatible with residential neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods were here decades before the adult businesses started appearing on Cheshire Bridge through a series of zoning loopholes and poor decisions/enforcement by the City of Atlanta."

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Boy Scouts keeps gay ban for now; task force to study impact of gay members

Boy Scouts of America: Reinstate Cub Scout leader who was removed for being gayNot even a recent statement of support made by President Barack Obama could persuade the Boy Scouts of America's board of directors today to lift the ban on openly gay scouts and organization leaders.

BSA announced last week that it would take up the issue at its next board meeting. A statement from the BSA released last week signaled a willingness to lift a ban on gay scouts, but such a ban continues.

“After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy,” the organization said via a prepared statement after their Board meeting concluded.