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(CNN)It's not every day the Girl Scouts or any non-profit is handed a $100,000 pledge.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received the donation to help fund activities for girls participating in Girl Scouts.

But the gift came with a catch.

As transgender stories took over the airwaves in May, the Girl Scouts national organization clarified its long-existing policy allowing transgender girls to be Girl Scouts.

That may have inspired the donor to sending a note adding one condition: "Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls," the note read, according to Seattle Metropolitan magazine's Monday story. "If you can't, please return the money."

Girl Scouts of Western Washington council head Megan Ferland said she felt "very sad" after receiving that letter. But shortly thereafter, she says she decided to return the money.

"Girl Scouts is for every girl," she told Seattle Metropolitan. "And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

The Western Washington council set up an Indigogo fundraiser to replace the donation, and the "Girl Scouts is #ForEVERYGirl" page has already raised more than $121,000 from about 2,400 donors in one day.


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I'm so glad the Girl Scouts did this. I wish the Boy Scouts would catch up to them. I was a very proud Scout growing up in Canada, but I cannot, in good conscience, ever put a boy in Scouts in the US, if we have kids.


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http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/30/living/girl-scouts-returns-donation-transgender-girls-feat/index.html

(CNN)It's not every day the Girl Scouts or any non-profit is handed a $100,000 pledge.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received the donation to help fund activities for girls participating in Girl Scouts.

But the gift came with a catch.

As transgender stories took over the airwaves in May, the Girl Scouts national organization clarified its long-existing policy allowing transgender girls to be Girl Scouts.

That may have inspired the donor to sending a note adding one condition: "Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls," the note read, according to Seattle Metropolitan magazine's Monday story. "If you can't, please return the money."

Girl Scouts of Western Washington council head Megan Ferland said she felt "very sad" after receiving that letter. But shortly thereafter, she says she decided to return the money.

"Girl Scouts is for every girl," she told Seattle Metropolitan. "And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

The Western Washington council set up an Indigogo fundraiser to replace the donation, and the "Girl Scouts is #ForEVERYGirl" page has already raised more than $121,000 from about 2,400 donors in one day.

That's the way to do it. Outfund the bigots.

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http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/30/living/girl-scouts-returns-donation-transgender-girls-feat/index.html

(CNN)It's not every day the Girl Scouts or any non-profit is handed a $100,000 pledge.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received the donation to help fund activities for girls participating in Girl Scouts.

But the gift came with a catch.

As transgender stories took over the airwaves in May, the Girl Scouts national organization clarified its long-existing policy allowing transgender girls to be Girl Scouts.

That may have inspired the donor to sending a note adding one condition: "Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls," the note read, according to Seattle Metropolitan magazine's Monday story. "If you can't, please return the money."

Girl Scouts of Western Washington council head Megan Ferland said she felt "very sad" after receiving that letter. But shortly thereafter, she says she decided to return the money.

"Girl Scouts is for every girl," she told Seattle Metropolitan. "And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

The Western Washington council set up an Indigogo fundraiser to replace the donation, and the "Girl Scouts is #ForEVERYGirl" page has already raised more than $121,000 from about 2,400 donors in one day.

So now the moon bats think think it is politically incorrect to not let boys dress up as girls and be girls scouts.

The world is Messed up

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So now the moon bats think think it is politically incorrect to not let boys dress up as girls and be girls scouts.

The world is Messed up

I think transgender women or men do a little bit more than just dress up. Just saying...


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"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

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Couldn't the scouts just identify as genderqueer and avoid the whole transgender stipulation? Just sayin' it's a 100k.

Genderqueer can be a transgender identity. And they've made more than 100k now on indiegogo.


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2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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So now the moon bats think think it is politically incorrect to not let boys dress up as girls and be girls scouts.

The world is Messed up

If you don't like it, don't join the girl scouts.

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I think transgender women or men do a little bit more than just dress up. Just saying...

The key word is Girl, as in Girl Scout. We re not talking about Men and Women.

You gotta keep it simple. More than one dimension doesn't compute with a certain crowd.

There is a difference in Adults and Kids. Pay attention.

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The key word is Girl, as in Girl Scout. We re not talking about Men and Women.

There is a difference in Adults and Kids. Pay attention.

You do realize there are transgender girls right?

https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/laverne-cox-meets-7-year-old-transgender-girl-words-of-wisdom-161812805.html


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

President-Obama-jpg.jpg

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