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Join Me In Telling The Boy Scouts To End Anti-Gay Discrimination Now!

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As you may have read, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) recently announced that it is considering rescinding its nationwide policy of banning gay young men from membership and gay and lesbian adults from leadership positions.  However, rather than bringing discrimination within its organization to an end across the nation, BSA plans to authorize local chapters to establish their own discriminatory policies. 

As the only openly-gay New York State Senator and an Eagle Scout (Troop 70, Lewisburg, WV), I wrote to BSA to urge it to act forcefully and unequivocally to remove any and all barriers to participation in the organization based on sexual orientation. Please see my letter below and add your voice to mine by signing onto the letter here