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Thu May 21, 2015, 07:56 PM

Girl Scouts welcomes transgender girls

(CNN)Transgender girls are welcome in the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, a stance that has attracted controversy from some conservative groups over the past week.

"Our position is not new," said Andrea Bastiani Archibald, the Girl Scouts USA's chief girl expert. "It conforms with our continuous commitment to inclusivity."

*Claiming that Girl Scouts has lost its "moral compass," the American Family Association created an online petition on May 13 to ask the organization to restrict its membership to "biological girls." It's attracted more than 38,000 e-signatures as of Wednesday.

A day after the petition was created, Archibald wrote a blog post citing Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low as the source of diversity that is essential to the organization.

"Our mission to build 'girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place' extends to all members, and through our program, girls develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote tolerance," Archibald wrote.

The Girl Scouts' stance means that one of the most popular activities for girls is clearly accessible to transgender girls, said Ellen Kahn, director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Children, Youth & Families program, which focuses on LGBT rights.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/20/living/girl-scouts-welcomes-transgender-girls-feat/index.html

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damnedifIknow May 2015 OP
sheshe2 May 2015 #1
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sheshe2 May 2015 #3
surrealAmerican May 2015 #5
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Heidi May 2015 #6

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2015, 08:01 PM

1. Kick and Hell yes Recommend!

"Our mission to build 'girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place' extends to all members, and through our program, girls develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote tolerance," Archibald wrote.


Bravo to the Girl Scouts of America!

Bless their hearts~



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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2015, 08:21 PM

2. Yes, good for the girl scouts

Those 38,000 people who signed that petition need to enter to the twenty first century.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2015, 08:26 PM

3. I won't hold my breath for that, DamnedifIknow.

We will take our victories when and where we can. This is one of those times.

Thanks for the Op~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2015, 09:30 PM

5. That's what I would call a strong moral compass!

... too bad the fundies don't know what the phrase really means.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2015, 09:01 PM

4. Kick!

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Thu May 21, 2015, 11:27 PM

6. Kick, kick, kick!

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