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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 02:47 PM

Brighton Grad fired from Boy Scouts of America camp for being gay [View all]

Source: Livingston County Press

By all accounts, Lauren Jasenak makes a great Scout. She's friendly, courteous, helps others, and loves being outdoors.

In addition, the 2011 Brighton High School graduate lives her life with honesty -- and it's that last quality that got her fired July 18 from the Boy Scouts of America D-bar-A Scout Ranch south of Lapeer.

Sometimes, honesty may not be the best policy.

Lauren Jasenak was preparing to work her third summer at a Michigan Boy Scout camp when the camp director learned she was a lesbian, and fired her.


The 19-year old broke down in tears as she was forced to sit in camp manager Bill Licht's office until she signed a letter stating she had violated Scout policy. She asked for a copy of the policy she had broken, but she didn't receive one. She was told to pack up her items and leave that evening.

Read more: http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20130310/NEWS01/303100326?odyssey=mod|mostcom



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How sad.

No, it is not illegal to fire someone in Michigan...simply for the crime of who they love.


Yet.


We need to fix this.

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