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Mitt Romney Stands by 1994 Statement Supporting the End to the Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Americans

GLAAD was first to release video footage from 1994 of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation." According to an Associated Press article that ran today, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that “this remains Romney’s position today.”

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Marci Alt to Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy: Meet with Our Family

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has said a lot of things about families like Marci Alt's. But it’s the $5 million in donations that he and his company have given to anti-LGBT hate groups that’s most destructive. If Cathy is going to spend millions trying to break apart loving families, he should at least meet thepeople his money is hurting. That’s why Atlanta mom Marci Alt has invited him to have dinner with her and her family.

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Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy teaches wrong lesson

Greater acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians has been one of the hallmark achievements of recent U.S. history. Most organizations have adopted anti-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation. The public barely blinks an eye at openly gay politicians and entertainers. Just last year, the U.S. military dropped its "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Seven states have legalized same-sex marriage, and the president of the United States has endorsed it.

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July 31, 2012
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