Among her peers, 17-year-old Emily Schexnayder says sexual orientation is not an issue when it comes to being involved in Scouting or school activities.
“It’s just so wrong to tell somebody you can’t be part of Scouting because you’re gay. Among my friends, it’s not a popular belief to be against gays,” said the Austin High School senior, who belongs to a co-ed troop called Venture Crew, based in South Central Austin and made up of teens who take on higher-risk activities such as scuba diving and caving.
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