Merrick Garb: Boy Scouts should embrace full gay inclusion

Washington Blade
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February 22, 2013
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Lifting the national ban on gay Boy Scouts is a no-brainer. After all, there are many Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops that are sponsored by secular or progressive religious institutions. The Girl Scouts ended all discrimination in 1991, and intolerant groups that were offended left to start their own organization. To me, as an Eagle Scout, a far more interesting question is whether individual troops or Boy Scout Councils should still be allowed to discriminate against scouts or parents who acknowledge being gay or atheist.