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President Obama joins Romney in opposing Boy Scouts' ban on gays in Scouting

“The President believes the Boy Scouts is a valuable organization that has helped educate and build character in American boys for more than a century. He also opposes discrimination in all forms, and as such opposes this policy that discriminates on basis of sexual orientation.”

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

At least six Eagle Scouts from across the country have returned 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.

Eagle Scout: Boy Scouts’ summer camp fired me for "being too gay"

Boy Scouts of America officials in California have fired an openly gay man from his job as a merit badge instructor, claiming that he failed to adhere to uniform requirements and standards for appropriate dress for the summer camp, Camp Winton, located in Amador County.

COMMENTARY: Boy Scouts, just … do the right thing

After spending nearly a decade in service with Scouting, to say that I’m disappointed in the ruling would be quite the understatement. I’m furious, in fact. I knew it was going to happen that way, but still, I spent most of my Tuesday thinking deep about what Scouting brought to my life, and all the positive experiences that surrounded my tenure.

Board member calls for Boy Scouts to end anti-gay policy

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.