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Resource ID: #17978
Subject: Boy Scouts
Source: Newsweek Magazine (New York, NY)
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Date: 6-Aug

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"Since a Supreme Court ruling against gays in the Boy Scouts, Americans are increasingly torn over a beloved institution." France observed the scouts at the 2001 annual Boy Scout jamboree and found the gays in scouting issue to be more divisive then the organization previously stated. Some families are removing their boys from scouting because of the discriminatory policy. At the same time organizations such as Levi Strauss and CVS have removed their funding for the organization, along with Steven Spielberg , a former Eagle Scout, who left the scouts advisory saying he could no longer support a group that practices "intolerance and discrimination." Still, others have continued to support the organization, with some local scouting councils punishing or disbanding groups that support gays or have adopted nondiscrimination policies.

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