Sydney Ireland has been an unofficial member of Boy Scout Troop 414 in Manhattan since she was a little girl. She wants to become an Eagle Scout, but girls aren't allowed to earn merit badges.
A Boy Scout stands in line to get a canoe at a summer camp outside Payson, Utah. More than 99 percent of Boy Scout troops in Utah are sponsored by the Mormon Church.
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The California Supreme Court ban prohibits state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination. That includes Boy Scouts, which has restricted gay troop leaders.