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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

VIDEO: Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ of Kansas City welcomes gay Boy Scouts

About 20 years ago when Curtis Filer's son was 15, he quit the Boy Scouts knowing as a gay teen, he did not fit in.
"As he grew through the cub scouts, and then to the boy scouts, he did eventually feel he didn't feel right about being there," Filer said.
The reason he did not feel right? The Boy Scouts of America excludes gay men from being leaders, and gay youth from being members of its organization.

KSHB - NBC
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February 3, 2013

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