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Gay Moraga teen kicked out of Boy Scouts speaks on Ellen

By scarney
Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 2:01 pm in Moraga.

Ryan Andresen, 18, of Moraga, made an appearance onĀ ”The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today to discuss his situation as a gay Boy Scout and his troop’s refusal to honor him as an Eagle Scout despite completing all required tasks. Andresen was subsequently kicked out of the Boy Scouts for being gay.

The fallout has grabbed national attention, including a petition on Change.org with over 400,000 signatures.

As part of his appearance on the show, Andresen was given a $20,000 scholarship.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will be broadcast locally today at 4:00 p.m. on NBC Bay Area if you’d like to catch the interview with Andresen in its entirety.

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