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Greater New York Council: Denounce the Boy Scouts of America's Ban on Gay Members and Leaders

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Scouting should be available to all of America's children, regardless of who they are or whom they love. All men are created equal. If the Boy Scouts insists upon invoking the name of America, they should represent all of our nation, by regarding our boys equally. If a young man wants to strengthen his capacity for courage, resourcefulness, and charity, then who are we to stop him?

Service organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the 4H Club all welcome gay kids and adult leaders. Also, the American Medical Association has opposed the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy, saying it could cause "psychological trauma" in youth.

We love the Boy Scouts, but we can’t support this policy. That's why we urge you to speak out and adopt an inclusive policy like other troops, packs, councils, and lodges across the country have done -- so the Boy Scouts can maintain its relevancy, improve recruitment, and truly live by the principles it teaches its members.

NOTE: We encourage everyone to join this campaign, but if you're a current or former Scout or leader, please say so in the "Why People Are Signing" section. Thanks!



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