Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
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Vice President Gore's Letter to Steven Cozza, Eagle Scout
THE VICE PRESIDENT
November 8, 1999
Mr. Steven Cozza
Thank you for writing to me. I am especially encouraged when I read letters from young Americans, like you, who
have an interest in solving problems associated with such issues as gay and lesbian rights.
Like other members of society, gay and lesbian citizens work, pay taxes, contribute to their communities, and obey
the law. Like other members of our society, they merit equal protection and freedom from discrimination. I am personally
and publicly committed to the principles of equality for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation. I
believe that people should be judged by their conduct and by their contributions to society, not by their sexual
status. In the years to come, I hope you will continue to have an interest in the challenges facing the United
States. Your education is very important not only to yourself, but also to your community and our country.
Once again, thank you for writing and for all of your efforts against discrimination. I wish you every success
in the future.