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Gay Couple 'Angry' at Boy Scout Decision

Times Argus - 9:17 am Thu Dec 31st, 2009

Cate Wirth said Tuesday she was "taken aback" recently when she and her longtime civil union partner, Elizabeth Wirth, were turned down as Cub Scout leaders because of their sexual orientation.

"I was speechless," Wirth said, recounting the meeting where the district director was asking for parent volunteers, but told the gay couple they could not be leaders because "we wouldn't want you pushing your lifestyle on the boys."

The district director, Erik Tanney, referred media calls to Richard Stockton, Scout executive for the Green Mountain Council.

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