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28

Aug
2012

In Campaign News
In the Press

By Scouts for Equality

United Way Drops Funding for PA Boy Scouts

On 28, Aug 2012 | In Campaign News, In the Press | By Scouts for Equality

“The last time we discussed the Boy Scouts’ compliance with our non-discrimination policy was in 2000,” UWCR president and CEO Joseph Capita said in a news release. “Over the last 12 years our community has changed and although we accepted the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy as meeting our non-discrimination policy 12 years ago, we no longer believe we can accept that position as complying with our policies.”
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09

Aug
2012

In Campaign News

By Scouts for Equality

Scouts for Equality endorsed by both Presidential candidates

On 09, Aug 2012 | In Campaign News | By Scouts for Equality

Amid the most polarized political climate American has seen since Reconstruction, the fact that the Presidential candidates of both major parties have come together to oppose the BSA’s anti-gay policy speaks volumes about both the moral validity and critical importance of ending this ban.
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07

Aug
2012

In Campaign News

By Zach Wahls

Scouts for Equality launches new website; more than 1,000 Eagles support effort

On 07, Aug 2012 | In Campaign News | By Zach Wahls

Scouts for Equality’s campaign against the BSA’s anti-gay membership policy continues to truck along, picking up support–as of this week–from more than 1,000 Eagle Scouts.

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06

Aug
2012

In In the Press

By Scouts for Equality

Greg Bourke Ousted As Scoutmaster

On 06, Aug 2012 | In In the Press | By Scouts for Equality

In August 2012, the Lincoln Heritage Council and Boy Scouts of America forced me (Greg Bourke) to resign my position as Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 325 in Louisville, KY. Despite five years of dedicated service to my troop, district, council and the BSA, it was determined that I had to go because I admitted that I was gay and as a result LHC said I “did not meet its membership requirements.”

I received unanimous support from my Troop, Troop Committee, Church, Scouts, Scout Leaders and Scout Parents. The local newspaper published both a news article and an editorial showcasing the discrimination I suffered at the hands of the Lincoln Heritage Council and the BSA. Last week, I received a special “Legislative Citation” from the State of Kentucky House of Representatives honoring me and my dedication to Scouting and service to my community.

http://www.change.org/petitions/lincoln-heritage-council-reject-the-boy-scouts-of-america-s-anti-gay-policy-2