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N.Y. Boy Scouts council hires gay Eagle Scout despite national ban on openly gay adults

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Luis M. Alvarez, APPascal Tessier, left, a gay Boy Scout, receives his Eagle Scout badge from Troop 52 Scoutmaster Don Beckham, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Chevy Chase, Md.
The Boy Scouts' New York chapter has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members. [...]

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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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.
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 [...]

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Facebook status outs gay Eagle Scout, ends leadership opportunities

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Garrett Bryant
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- For 19-year-old Garrett Bryant, a Boy Scout since he was a small boy, summers meant Boy Scout Camps, and this year, a job to help pay his college tuition -- that is, until a "relationship" status on Facebook forever altered his plans and his affiliation with the [...]

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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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Boy Scouts’ membership drops after year of policy change

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Boy Scouts (from  left): Joshua Kusterer, Nach Mitschke and Wyatt Mitschke salute as they recite the pledge of allegiance during the “Save Our Scouts” prayer vigil and rally on Feb. 6, 2013, outside the Boy Scouts of America National Headquarters in Dallas, Texas, in opposition to openly gay scouts.
DALLAS -- The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday that it lost 6 percent of its membership after an often-bruising year in which it announced it would accept openly gay boys for the first time, over the objections of some participants who eventually left the organization. [...]

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