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'Gravely distressed': Religion looms large over Boy Scouts decision on gays

Advocates on both sides of the issue have stepped up their campaigns ahead of the final decision: They’ve encouraged their backers to make their voices heard through a phone-in and email deluge, and Scout leaders ousted because they were gay will deliver petitions with more than one million signatures to Boy Scouts headquarters on Monday.

NBC
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February 4, 2013

Letter: Local groups say Boy Scouts should change anti-gay policy

The Boy Scouts have long provided a safe, supportive environment for boys to develop both their self-esteem and leadership skills. An important element of that environment is the acceptance of and respect for the diversity of people in our communities. We celebrate the fact that our troop and the Minuteman Council continue this tradition and are in the vanguard of change for the Boy Scouts of America.

Wicked Local
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February 4, 2013

Scouts poised to make important change

Civil rights are not won by all-or-nothing propositions. Just as the fight for marriage equality progressed slowly, one state at a time, we feel certain that once local Scout troops begin admitting gay and lesbian Scouts and leaders in progressive regions like New Hampshire's Seacoast and southern York County, the rest of the nation will surely follow because it is the just and right thing to do.

Seacoast Online
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February 4, 2013

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