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Children of gay parents speak out in support of LGBT families (Video)

| Saturday, July 13, 2013
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In a new video from the Family Equality Council's "Outspoken Generation," young people from around the country who were raised by LGBT parents share their experiences of growing up in happy, healthy families.

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Petition calls on UPS to end corporate donations to anti-gay Boy Scouts

| Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- After successively lobbying Intel Corporation to end its corporate contributions to the Boy Scouts of America last month, LGBT rights advocate Zach Wahls has set his sights on United Parcel Service.

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Intel announces it will no longer support anti-gay Boy Scouts of America

| Friday, September 21, 2012
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The Boy Scouts of America has lost its largest corporate donor, Intel, which announced Friday that it will no longer support the group until it vows to stop discriminating against gay people.

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Zach Wahls, son of lesbian parents, addresses Democratic Convention

| Thursday, September 6, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zach Wahls, a 21-year-old gay rights activist raised by lesbian parents, addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday evening, and praised President Barack Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage, while criticizing GOP Mitt Romney for opposing it.

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Six Eagle Scouts return medals in protest of Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy

| Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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At least six Eagle Scouts from across the country have return their Eagle Scout medal to the Boy Scouts of America in response to the organization's refusal to reverse its long-standing policy against gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders.

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Boy Scouts’ policy captive to anti-gay religious groups

| Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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I’m not sure why anyone is surprised that the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed the group’s bigoted ban on out gay members and leaders. After all, this is a group that is guided by the Southern Baptist Convention, The Roman Catholic Church, and the Mormon Church. Until the influence of these conservative religious groups wane, a new policy is doubtful, if not wishful thinking.

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Eagle Scout renounces rank in protest of Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy

| Monday, June 18, 2012
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Naka Nathaniel, a once devoted and proud Eagle Scout, said he is renouncing his rank until the Boy Scouts of America ends its ban on gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders.

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Ernst & Young chairman calls for Boy Scouts to end anti-gay policy

| Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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James Turley, the Global Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, and a board member of the Boy Scouts of America, has called for an end to the long-standing ban on gay Scouts and gay Scout leaders, and a new petition drive is aimed at board members who lead LGBT-inclusive companies.

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Boy Scouts says it has no plans to reverse ban on gays

| Thursday, June 7, 2012
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The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday said it has no plans to end its 102-year-old policy banning gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders, despite receiving an online petition containing more than 275,000 signatures urging a reversal of the anti-gay policy.

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Zach Wahls delivers 275,000 signatures to Boy Scouts calling for end to anti-gay policies

| Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Outspoken advocate, author and Eagle Scout, Zach Wahls, today delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America, calling on the group to end its long history of anti-gay discrimination and reinstate Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was forcibly removed as den leader of her son’s troop because she’s gay.

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