Zach Wahls to Verizon: Stop funding Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies

Scouts for Equality founder, Zach Wahls, has launched a petition calling on Verizon to stop donating to the Boy Scouts until the BSA ends its policy banning gay scouts and leaders. Companies included Intel and UPS have already dropped their financial support of the BSA because of the discriminatory policy.

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October 12, 2012

Rejected Boy Scout Ryan Andreson to go purple with #SpiritDay Ambassadors Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell

Spirit Day Ambassadors Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell have both spoken out in support of Ryan Andreson, whose application for Eagle Scout was rejected by the Boy Scouts of America simply because he’s gay.

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Ten Scouts resign in show of support for fired gay staffer

Ten staffers at a California Boy Scouts camp have resigned in a show of support for fellow staffer and Eagle Scout Tim Griffin, who was fired last week because he’s gay. Griffin had served at the camp for eight years.

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Photos: Jennifer Tyrrell delivers 300k signatures to Boy Scouts calling for end to anti-gay ban

Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell delivered more than 300,000 petition signatures to the Boy Scouts’ headquarters on Wednesday, calling for the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.

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Timeline: The Boy Scouts' long history of discrimination

As Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell prepares to deliver more than 300,000 signatures calling for change from the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, let's take a look back at the Scouts' long history of discrimination.

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Jennifer Tyrrell, Zach Wahls keep pressure high on Boy Scouts after group maintains ban

Eagle Scout Zach Wahls and Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell responded today after Boy Scouts of America officials told the Associated Press that a secret committee had decided it will continue to maintain the ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders.
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Video: Eagle Scout renounces rank in opposition to anti-gay ban

MSBNC’s Thomas Roberts today featured former Eagle Scout Naka Nathaniel, who recently renounced his rank until the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ends its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
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