Boy Scouts of America
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Scouts for Equality founder Zach Wahls on Thursday gave a moving speech to the Democratic National Convention about his experience growing up with two moms.
A California Cub Scouts troop opposes Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders, saying it will ignore the anti-gay messages sent by the national organization.
This week, former Camp Winton Program Director Alex Hayes and 22-year-old gay Eagle Scout Tim Griffin delivered more than 70,000 signatures to the Golden Empire Boy Scouts Council urging the council to reinstate Griffin and reject the Boy Scouts' policy banning gay scouts and leaders.
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Following the announcement that President Obama opposes discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America, Aaron Becker penned a piece penned a piece for the Daily Beast explaining why he is returning his Eagle Scout medal.
As pressure grows for the Boy Scouts to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders, a spokesperson for President Obama announced that the President opposes the Boy Scouts of America's policy of discrimination, joining Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
GLAAD was first to release video footage from 1994 of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation." According to an Associated Press article that ran today, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that “this remains Romney’s position today.”
GLAAD President Herndon Graddick joined Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin last week and wrote an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News criticizing the Boy Scouts of America for maintaining its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
The Boy Scouts of America last week announced its decision to maintain a ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders, thus putting itself at odds with other scouting organizations that embrace LGBT people.
A spokesperson for Washington Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said this week that the candidate, who is the state attorney general and an Eagle Scout, disagrees with the Boy Scouts' recent decision to maintan its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.