Former Girl Scout Ellen Degeneres slams Boy Scouts’ inaction on anti-gay policy

By David Ferguson
Saturday, February 9, 2013 13:46 EDT
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Ellen Degeneres on scouting
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On Friday, talk show host Ellen Degeneres took aim at the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on LGBT members and leaders. Degeneres, a former Girl Scout, took exception to the fact that the BSA punted on the issue this week rather than striking down the ban against LGBTs in scouting. The scouts’ leadership council announced on Wednesday that it will not take any action toward striking down the ban until May.

“Now, I know this is a big decision for the Boy Scouts,” Degeneres said. “Because if the Boy Scouts start treating gays equally, they’re going to become the first group to do it…after the Army, the Air Force, the Navy, the Marines, the Coast Guard, all of the United Kingdom and Cher.”

Watch the video, embedded via YouTube, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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