Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mother Of Gay Boy Scout Fights For His Honor

Mother Of Gay Boy Scout Fights For His Honor, After he's denied an Eagle award, she challenges the group's discriminatory policy in a big way. Mother of gay California Boy Scout fights for Eagle award, The mother of a gay California Boy Scout denied an Eagle award because of his sexual orientation is fighting to overturn the decision before he turns 18, the cut-off date for the organization's highest honor.

Ryan Andresen's mother, Karen, said the scoutmaster of his Troop 212 in Moraga, a San Francisco suburb, had refused to grant Eagle status to Ryan, who has been a scout since age 6, even though he met the requirements.

"His last words were I'd rather resign than sign," Andresen told Reuters.

A petition launched by Andresen on, an Internet social change platform, calls on his troop to reject the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory policy against gays and give the California teenager his Eagle rank. More than 200,000 people had signed the petition by late Friday.


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