Richardson Would Not Accept Honnor From Bigoted Scouts

Posted on 09/28/2007. Filed under: Bill Richardson, boy acouts, democrat, Presidential elections |

Bill Richardson, who gave such a poor performance at the LOGO/HRC forum, pledged he would not accept the honorary tile of leader of the Boy Scouts if he was elected. Richardson does not stand a chance of winning the nomination but it is nice to see him standing up for what he believes in. His record on GLBT issues has been great in his carreer as Governor of New Mexico.

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Richardson Would Drop Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay
by Newscenter Staff

(Hanover, New Hampshire) Gov. Bill Richardson said
Wednesday night that if he is elected president he would refuse to accept the position of Honorary
Chair of the Boy
Scouts of America because of Scouting’s ban on gays.

The New Mexico governor made the pledge during a Democratic presidential debate
in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Richardson was asked if he would accept the chair
of the organization, traditionally offered to presidents.

“No, I
wouldn’t, because I think as president I would commit myself, number one, that
I will be a leader that prevents discrimination on the basis of race, gender and
sexual orientation,” he replied.

No president has refused the offer of chair of
the Boy Scouts.

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