Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Congress Members Urge Boy Scouts to End Discrimination

Twenty-six members of Congress sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America on Monday urging the organization to end its policy of antigay discrimination. 

The letter, spearheaded by Democratic U.S. representatives Gary Ackerman of New York and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, was prompted when the Boy Scouts rejected a lesbian couple in Vermont from volunteering for their 10-year-old son’s Cub Scout pack. The Boy Scouts district director suggested that the couple would “push their lifestyle on the boys.”

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Good for the members of Congress! Now we just need to continue to put pressure on seemingly good organizations that have discriminatory practices such as BSA and the Salvation Army!