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Entries by Tom Carpenter from 03/2013

Boy Scouts, Dump Your 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Part 2): The Exclusion of Gays

| Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

With the 2000 Supreme Court decision in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, it would seem that the issue of gays in the Boy Scouts was finally settled. So why did the National Executive Board revisit the policy in 2012 and float a trial balloon in 2013?

Boy Scouts, Dump Your 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Part 3): Be Morally Straight

| Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Like the military, the Boy Scouts demand integrity and honesty above all. If they choose, scouts and their leaders should not have to hide who they are and be forced to live a lie.

The Portmans: Profiles in Courage

| Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Sen. Portman could have remained silent about his son's coming out. That inaction would have been politically expedient for a conservative member of the Republican Party. Instead, he took to the air and wrote an op-ed explaining why he had changed his position on marriage equality.