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Gay Eagle Scout, ousted Scout leader urge Amazon to end Boy Scouts support

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
[cap]Openly gay Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier, delivered more than 125,000 signatures from his Change.org petition urging Amazon.com to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America, until the Boy Scouts lifts its ban on gay leaders. (GLAAD)
SEATTLE, Wash. -- A Maryland teen, who earlier this year became the openly gay scout awarded the highest rank of Eagle Scout, was in Seattle on Wednesday to deliver more than 125,000 signatures from his Change.org petition urging Amazon.com to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America until it lifts its ban on gay and lesbian leaders.

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Boy Scouts revokes church charter for refusing to oust openly gay Scoutmaster

Monday, April 21, 2014
Geoffrey McGrath
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America said it has revoked a Seattle-area church's charter because its troop leader is openly gay.

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Seattle mayor, city council back ousted gay Scoutmaster

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Geoff McGrath
SEATTLE -- Seattle's mayor and City Council have thrown their support behind a Boys Scouts troop leader in Seattle whose membership in the Boys Scouts of America was revoked last month because he is gay.

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Pro-LGBT church: Boy Scouts violating our religious freedom by ousting gay Scoutmaster

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Geoffrey McGrath
SEATTLE -- The pastor of an LGBT-welcoming church says the Boy Scouts of America is infringing on her church's religious freedom in its efforts to oust their openly gay Scoutmaster.

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Gay Scoutmaster refuses to step down, church stands by his decision

Monday, April 7, 2014
Geoffrey McGrath
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America may have revoked his membership, but openly gay Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath is continuing his role as a leader with the support of his church.

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Boy Scouts oust first openly gay Scoutmaster since welcoming gay youth

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Elaine Thompson, APGeoff McGrath points out an "inclusive scouting" badge worn on his Boy Scout scoutmaster uniform shirt for the Seattle troop he led, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash. The Boys Scouts of America has removed McGrath, an openly gay troop leader, after saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation.
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America on Monday booted an openly gay Scoutmaster, believed to be the first openly gay leader to be ousted since the BSA voted last year to accept openly gay scouts, but maintain a ban on gay and lesbian leaders.

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