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Gays and the Boy Scouts

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A 13-year old California boy, Steven Cozza, has kicked up a storm over his campaign to change the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America. During the past year, Cozza has been stirring up a grass-roots rebellion against the policy of kicking out gay scouts and scoutmasters by collecting signatures, speaking out publicly and writing newspaper editorials. In a recent letter to Jerry Ratcliffe, the BSA’s executive chief, Steven wrote “I would like to know who made up such a mean policy. By doing so, you teach the scouts like myself to discriminate against gay people. How can that be good?”

Steven holds the rank of Life Scout, just one step away from Eagle Scout, the highest rank.

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