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Friday, September 15, 2006

Adult Store Owner to Reapply For License Despite Denial

By: AVN Media Network

Posted: 12:00 AM PST Sep 15, 2006

The owner of an adult store said he would reapply for a business license despite the fact his previous application was denied by Fulton County.
John Cornetta, the owner of the Love Shack chain of adult video and novelty stores, went to federal court Thursday, seeking a temporary restraining order against the County, for refusing to grant him his license. But a federal judge denied Cornetta’s request which would have let him to open his store in a 10,000-square-foot building he purchased.
The county claims the building does not have the correct zoning for an adult business store.
Cornetta said he expected the court’s denial and said it wasn’t a setback in his suit against the county. He now says adult products would now amount to 25 percent of his inventory in order to comply with the county ordinance.
Last month, about 900 residents of the new city of Johns Creek gathered at Chattahoochee High School to discuss what to do about the proposed adult store which Cornetta said would be the largest adult store in the U.S.
Mayor Designate Mike Bodker said at the time that he developing a new adult business ordinance would be a priority for the new council when it convenes for the first time in December.
In July, Fulton County residents voted to form the new city in a special election.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Gay community protests violent porn bill

By Marc Shoffman
September 7, 2006

Sections of the gay community have joined protests against proposed legislation which would make possession of violent and extreme pornographic material a crime.
The controversial law has been put through consultation by the Home Office after a campaign from family and friends of Jane Longhurst who was murdered in 2003 by a violent porn addict.
Graham Coutts was convicted of her murder in 2004 after Ms Longhurst was found strangled to death a year previously in West Sussex, during the case jurors were told of his obsession with strangulation and websites dedicated to the fetish.
Under the government proposals, it would become an offence to possess pornographic images depicting scenes of extreme sexual violence and other obscene material punishable by up to three years in prison.
But groups involved in bondage, domination and sadomasochistic (BDSM) activities claim the law is too vague and could lead to innocent people being prosecuted despite consenting to activities.
Louise Morris, a member of the BDSM community, told "I could well be an innocent victim of this new bill if it is made law.,,,read more