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:
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."
Not 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.