Half A*s Attempt by Boy Scouts for Equality

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Allows Gay Members, but not Adult Leaders
The Vote Itself
On May 23, 2013, the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay youth to join Scouting.  Sixty percent were in favor of this historic vote that overturned a twenty-two year-old ban on openly gay Scouts.
More than 1,400 voting members of the organization’s national council in Texas voted.    Delegates voted on whether openly gay boys and teens should be allowed to participate in scouting.  The meeting, at which more than 2,000 Boy Scout leaders and officials attended, concluded on May 24th.… more

81,000 Sign Petition for Gay Scout

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An internet campaign a petition has been started in the hopes to convince California’s Golden Empire Council to reinstate 22 year-old Eagle Scout Tim Griffin and to reject the Boy Scouts of America’s policy barring gay, lesbian, bisexual scouts and scout leaders.

Mr Griffin, who was the longest-serving employee at Camp Winton, says that he was fired from the scout camp because of his sexuality. The campaign was begun by Alex Hayes, Camp Winton’s programme director. Mr Hayes, along with nine other employees of the camp, resigned in protest following Mr Griffin’s dismissal.… more

Boyscouts are Out of Step

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“Truth, Justice, And The American Way” Does Not Just Belong to Superman”

The Position Statement of The Girl Scouts of America:
We recognize the basic human rights of all people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendering individuals. All citizens, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, have the rights to housing, employment and to be free from violence and harassment.
The Girl Scout Policy with regard to sexual orientation of its members, volunteers and staff states there are no membership policies on sexual preferences which means that unlike the Boy Scouts and their policy regarding homosexual male adults, the Girl Scouts allow lesbians to serve as leaders.… more