Boy Scouts Reject Lesbian Couple's Involvement With Son's Troop

The Boy Scouts of America organization rejected involvement of lesbian parents as volunteers in their son's troop. Adults involved in the troop felt the couple would “push their lifestyle on the boys.”
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The Boy Scouts of America organization rejected involvement of lesbian parents as volunteers in their son’s troop. Adults involved in the troop felt the couple would “push their lifestyle on the boys.”

The story of discrimination towards the couple made its way to Congress, who feel the one hundred year old organization needs to re-focus on its Scout Law which states the “loyal, courteous, and kind” expectations of its members.

Congress, including U.S Rep. Gary Ackerman, a New York Democrat, assembled a letter to the Boy Scouts of America asking them to revise their discriminatory policies. The letter makes references to the Scout Law’s contradictions, stating  “We fail to see how it is friendly, courteous, or kind to bar loving parents from volunteering for their child’s Cub Scout pack just because of who they love. Furthermore, it is difficult to imagine how singling out the parents of one Scout for exclusion is an example of Scout loyalty.”

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