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Stories and information about families, relationships, and children; includes education, parenting, adoption, and other issues

Boy Scouts to Consider Lifting Ban on Gay People

After coming under fire for ousting openly gay den mother Jen Tyrrell, Boy Scouts of America officials say the organization will officially consider a resolution to end its ban on allowing openly gay members. But BSA spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement that, "Contrary to media reports, the Boy Scouts of America has no plans to change its membership policy. The introduction of a resolution does not indicate the organization is 'reviewing' a policy or signal a change in direction."

ABC News
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June 7, 2012
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JCPenney features gay dads in June catalog

JCPenney's June catalog again features a same-sex couple, this time two dads and their two kids in honor of Father's Day, under the headline "First Pals"

Huffington Post
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May 30, 2012
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Colin Powell on Marriage Equality: "I Have No Problem With It"

A week after President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality, CNN's Wolf Blitzer sat down with former Secretary of State Colin Powell who affirmed the president's position saying "as I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable a family as my family is. And they raise children.

CNN
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May 23, 2012

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