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Yesterday, 18 year-old Ryan Andresen and his family celebrated that he was one step closer to getting his Eagle award after an official Eagle Board of Review unanimously approved Ryan's Eagle application. But Ryan's victory was short-lived, as Fenoglio, a paid employee of the BSA, reversed course and rejected the board's unanimously approved application -- an unprecedented action.
The Merck Foundation became the latest corporate leader to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. The Merck Foundation announced that it will suspend all funding to the BSA and will consider funding the organization again when the BSA ends the discriminatory ban.
Scouts for Equality founder, Zach Wahls, has launched a Change.org 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.
The UPS Foundation today joined a growing number of corporate leaders in providing financial support to those organizations that align with the company’s non-discrimination policy. Under this policy, the Boy Scouts of America is no longer eligible for grants from the UPS Foundation because of the BSA's ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
A conservative Jewish day school in West Orange, New Jersey has announced that it will not renew its Boy Scout charter for 2013 because of the national Scouting organization’s policy banning gay and lesbian scouts and scout leaders, New Jersey Jewish News reports.
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.
Today, Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was kicked out of her son's Boy Scout troop for being gay in April of this year, called on Americans to support those Boy Scout troops who have stated that they welcome all Scouts and families, despite the discriminatory stance of the Boy Scouts of America.
Eagle Scout, author and LGBT ally Zach Wahls has launched a petition on Change.org calling for UPS to stop funding the Boy Scouts of America in light of the organization’s anti-gay policy.
Less than 48 hours ago, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, launched a campaign on Change.org supported by GLAAD and signed by more than 30,000 Americans urging Intel to pull funding from the Boy Scouts of America. Today Intel announced that it has stopped funding BSA troops that follow the discriminatory national policy.