NY Boy Scouts defy national org., hire openly gay man as camp scoutmaster

NY Boy Scouts defy national org., hire openly gay man as camp scoutmaster
Pascal Tessier, left. (Image: AP, Luis Alvarez via BuzzFeed)

[Ed. – Good dhimmis.]

The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America has hired an out gay man to serve as a leader at its scout camps this summer, the first out gay adult leader known to have been approved to work with the Scouts.

Should the national leadership of the Boy Scouts of America not allow the hire to move forward, the man — Pascal Tessier — already is represented by lawyer David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, who is prepared to challenge any rejection of Tessier’s hire.

Although the national Boy Scouts of America changed its membership policies in 2013 to allow out gay youth members, it has maintained its ban on openly gay adult members. …

Tessier, for his part, was one of the first out gay scouts to receive the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout, after the policy change, and he, when he turned 18 this past August, also urged Gates to change the policy in an open letter published atTime. His hire by the Greater New York Councils sets up a potential conflict with the national leadership of the organization.

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