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Twin brothers’ Eagle Scout awards overshadowed by anti-gay policy

Monday, May 5, 2014
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SEATTLE – Twin brothers Liam and August Easton-Calabria are alike in many ways, having been Boy Scouts since they were 11 years old.

In fact, the pair is identical right down to their twenty-two merit badges, and on Sunday, the brothers earned the coveted Eagle Award. But the celebration is overshadowed by the fact that one of the brothers will soon be forced to leave the organization.

Liam is gay, and August is straight. And since the Boy Scouts of America policy only allows gay youth – not adults – to participate, Liam’s scouting career will soon come to an end.

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