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Gay teen’s hopes for Eagle Scout rank denied again, despite support

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Ryan Andresen
A California gay teen — who spent more than 10 years working toward become an Eagle Scout — has had his hopes dashed once again in his quest to attain Scouting’s highest honor.

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Local council challenges Boy Scouts’ national ban on gay members

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Ryan Andresen
A California teen who spent years in the Boy Scouts completing the requirements to become an Eagle Scout, only to be denied the rank because he's gay, has received new support by the local council's review board to receive Scouting's highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Booted gay Boy Scout receives $20K scholarship during appearance on ‘Ellen’

Friday, October 12, 2012
Ryan Andresen
LOS ANGELES -- A Moraga, Calif., teen who was kicked out of the Boy Scouts and denied his Eagle award because he is gay, was awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the online photo album company Shutterfly during an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show on Thursday.

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Boy Scout told he won’t receive his Eagle medal because he is gay

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Ryan Andresen with his Eagle Project, the "Tolerance Wall."Photo courtesy of the Andresen family.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. -- A 17-year-old high school senior from this hillside area just east of Oakland, Calif., has been told by the Boy Scouts that he is not eligible to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout because he is gay.

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