Politically savvy parents of D.C. area Boy Scouts push effort to lift ban on gay members

The Washington Post
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April 19, 2013

The letter from the parents was passionate and direct. It argued that the local United Way did not discriminate against gay people and that it should expect the same of a major recipient of its donations: the Washington region’s Boy Scouts.

“Can we let Scouts promise to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent — except toward their gay friends?” asked the Feb. 25 letter to the local United Way, signed by more than a dozen Montgomery County parents, scout masters and Eagle Scouts.