Girl Scouts of USA Affirm History of Inclusion
July 20, 2012 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
The Girl Scouts of the USA took to its blog today to reaffirm its long history of inclusion.
Since its foundation nearly a century ago, the organization has sought to empower young girls, build courage, foster confidence and enrich their character, regardless of sexual orientation.
Their statement reads:
“Girl Scouts of the USA and its local councils and troops value diversity and inclusiveness and do not discriminate or recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability.”
The Girl Scouts’ statement comes just days after The Boy Scouts of America’s reaffirmed a discriminatory policy that keeps "open or avowed homosexuals" from being members or leaders.
It's up to us to dial up the pressure on BSA to reverse this awful decision. Tell the BSA to drop their misguided and hurtful policy. Send your message now.
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