Boy Scouts of America

Local California Boy Scouts Troop 'Open To All Boys And Families'

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.

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70K signatures delivered by fired gay scout leader - and employees who resigned in protest - to California Scout Council

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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August 16, 2012

Help support Jennifer Tyrrell and her family!

Help support Jennifer Tyrrell fund her campaign against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies!
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Obama opposes Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies and another Eagle Scout returns his medal

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.

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August 8, 2012

President Obama announces opposition Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders

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.

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August 4, 2012

Mitt Romney Stands by 1994 Statement Supporting the End to the Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Americans

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.”
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GLAAD and HRC Presidents: Boy Scouts on wrong side of history

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.

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While Boy Scouts maintain ban, other organizations embrace diversity

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.

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Washington Republican gubernatorial candidate speaks out against Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies

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.

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After Boy Scouts maintain ban, Zach Wahls and other Eagle Scouts keep the pressure on

Following a secret committee's vote to keep the Boy Scouts' anti-gay ban, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls has launched a petition urging the Boy Scouts to allow its board members to vote to end the ban.

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