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US boy scouts salute. (credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/GettyImages)

Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

Seattle’s mayor and city council have thrown their support behind a Boys Scouts troop leader in Seattle who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

CBS Seattle–04/10/2014

Boy Scouts of America says Geoff McGrath made a public issue of his sexual orientation, so it had to revoke his status. (Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Remove Gay Troop Leader

Boy Scouts of America says it had “no choice” after Geoff McGrath publicly announced he is gay.

04/01/2014

credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Guide to Recycling Christmas Trees in Seattle

Ready to take down your Christmas tree? If it’s not a flocked tree, consider recycling it! It’s much better for the environment, and there are convenient ways for you to leave your tree for recycling pick up or take it to an area recycling company.

12/26/2012

Screen grab of the Boy Scouts of America logo. (Credit: Facebook)

“Perversion Files” Show Locals Helped Cover Up

Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

10/18/2012

Republican governor candidate Rob McKenna expressed his disapproval of the Boy Scouts' recent ban on gays amongst their ranks. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Republican Candidate Dislikes Gay Scout Policy

A spokesman for Attorney General Rob McKenna says that the Republican candidate for governor disagrees with the Boy Scouts’ recent reaffirmation of its national policy to exclude gays from its ranks.

07/19/2012

A group of Boy Scouts of America members in Michigan (Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Continue to Exclude Gays

NEW YORK (AP/CBS Seattle) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy to ban gays from membership. The decision rules out any changes despite relentless protest […]

CBS Seattle–07/17/2012