Pittsfield Eagle Scout Returns His Badge, Renounces Anti-Gay Policy

After the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed their ban on homosexual scouts and leaders earlier this month, Pittsfield native Leo Gianni returned his Eagle badge. Receiving this badge is a high honor, with only 3 or 4 percent of scouts earning it, but for Gianni, it was the right thing to do. “I just wanted to show that, look, I don’t feel the same way, and I know that there’s others scouts out there that don’t feel the same way as well,” he said. And he’s right: dozens of other men have also resigned in protest. [CBS]