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Unprecedented Pressure on Boy Scouts to Lift Gay Ban Continues Growing; Jennifer Tyrrell, Eagle Scout Ryan speak out as Massachusetts pack denounces policy

Today, Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was kicked out of her son's Boy Scout troop for being gay in April of this year, called on Americans to support those Boy Scout troops who have stated that they welcome all Scouts and families, despite the discriminatory stance of the Boy Scouts of America.

Opponent of first openly gay boxer: “It doesn’t matter that he’s gay, he’s a great boxer”

The sports world was buzzing after Orlando Cruz, a Puerto Rican boxer and top featherweight, announced that he was gay, becoming the first openly gay active boxer in history. So what did his opponent have to say? “The fact that he came out as being gay doesn’t take away his merits as a great boxer,” says Jorge Pazos at Orlando International Airport today in a video posted by EMC events.

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October 11, 2012

The Facts: Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Does Not Impact Religious Liberty

New York, NY, October 10, 2012 – GLAAD today issued facts regarding the rising levels of support for marriage for same-sex couples from people of faith and responded to arguments being made that marriage equality will impact religious liberty.

This Election Day, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington all take votes on marriage equality. If passed, Maryland, Maine, and Washington will become the first states to enact marriage equality through voter referendum. LGBT advocates in Minnesota are trying to defeat an anti-marriage equality constitutional amendment.

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