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Boy Scouts Deliver Pizza to Utah County Clerks and Gay Couples Waiting for Marriage Licenses

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As hundreds of gay couples anxiously waited in line to get married at the Salt Lake City county clerk's office over the weekend, some local boy scouts showed why there really should be a merit badge for promoting equality. 

In pictures posted on Twitter yesterday, boy scouts were shown spreading the love and delivering pizza to county workers who skipped their lunches to process the flood of marriage licenses. The boy scouts also began handing out pizza to couples waiting in the long lines in the hallways as well.

Now if only the BSA leadership could be as open and welcoming to gay adults...

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[via The Daily Grind]

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  1. This is awesome.
    These kids gotta get on TV.
    This is chaos, right Gov. Herbert?
    Happy people, municipal workers giving of their time for others and Boy Scouts serving pizza...
    Gov. Herbert: You need to have a Scrooge realization moment...

    Posted by: woody | Dec 24, 2013 8:13:56 AM

  2. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the one with the bald spot might be an adult.

    Posted by: Kendall | Dec 24, 2013 8:16:16 AM

  3. This is a great story with some really striking images. It's nice to see a post that shows the beautiful side of life for a change. This story makes Tank proud to be an American and gives me hope for a better future for everyone! And Kendall, please don't be a troll with your totally irrelevant comments about receding hairlines on middle aged queens. Today we are all Utahns!

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 24, 2013 8:23:17 AM

  4. this reveals a more nuanced side of Utah - not quite the one dimensional picture that people often imagine. I've enjoyed my visits there.

    Posted by: steve | Dec 24, 2013 8:35:13 AM

  5. I must agree with Kendall, the male pattern baldness is a giveaway, as is the rainbow neckerchief. And the other one has Lesbian Hair, although lots of teenage boys have Lesbian Hair (or is it the other way around?).

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Dec 24, 2013 8:41:08 AM

  6. wow! love the kid with the rainbow scarf!!!

    Posted by: mike/ | Dec 24, 2013 8:43:16 AM

  7. Didn't see that one coming! Maybe the world is changing...

    Posted by: Hylas | Dec 24, 2013 9:06:09 AM

  8. He might by young. I started balding at 17, and that's where my hairline was at 20 in college. He has on gray hair.

    Posted by: woody | Dec 24, 2013 9:10:10 AM

  9. dyslexic typist: NO gray hair

    Posted by: woody | Dec 24, 2013 9:10:45 AM

  10. Omg. Utah? Boy Scouts?

    Wow. You have to be a real lame 'Troll-roadie' not to be proud of this new generation of leaders!

    Certainly a shock to say I am proud of Utah! Never thought that would happen.

    But Love Wins Out. And so does Community! Bravo to Utah!

    Posted by: q | Dec 24, 2013 9:36:43 AM

  11. The Rainbow Scarf dude is a Troop Leader, ya pack of Morons!

    Posted by: Jeremy Ansen | Dec 24, 2013 9:37:57 AM

  12. Or, ya know, he could be the scoutmaster.

    And I think that's my buddy Larry in the bottom pic taking a piece. Congratulations Larry & Kirk!

    Posted by: Daddy Todd | Dec 24, 2013 9:39:07 AM

  13. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but the rainbow neckerchief had me somewhat skeptical...

    That appears to be Troop 351, and some googling has led me to their scout leader Peter Brownstein. Troop 351 is part of a Jewish outreach in scouting.

    Brownstein is a gay advocate who was reprimanded by Boy Scouts of America earlier this year for marching in Salt Lake City's gay pride parade. He's also attempted to start a troop sponsored by Utah's Pride Center for kids whose parents dispute BSA's anti-gay policies, but he's been denied by BSA. They've threatened him with expulsion from the Scouts.

    What these guys are doing is great. But they are no way representative of a larger cultural shift in BSA.

    Posted by: crispy | Dec 24, 2013 10:10:30 AM

  14. Rivers are made one drop of rain at a time.

    Today's generation gets equality and are so much more aware of the power their voices have on social issues. Look at Eastside Catholic & #ChangeTheChurch. Those kids will be voting in the next election.

    The BSA is changing. Allowing open gay scouts was a huge move and they stood strong under a ton of backlash. We'll get there.

    Congratulations Utah! The happy couples exchanging vows and the Boy Scouts showing courage of convictions. Proud moment.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Dec 24, 2013 11:31:13 AM

  15. There are liberal enclaves in Utah, like Park City.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 24, 2013 11:36:52 AM

  16. The title of the article is misleading. There is a county in Utah called "Utah County," and the clerks there rejected the court order and denied to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Boy Scouts brought pizza to the Salt Lake County offices.

    Posted by: Alex | Dec 24, 2013 11:44:06 AM

  17. Still, a very nice gesture, I hope these young men grow up to be leaders

    Posted by: Ted | Dec 24, 2013 12:57:12 PM

  18. And not one of them got molested. Imagine that.

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 24, 2013 1:24:25 PM

  19. The Course in Miracles says that the holiest places on earth are the places where the grosses injustices have been committed. Utah seems to be in the process of becoming one of those places.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Dec 24, 2013 4:01:26 PM

  20. Hey, is that "Little Caesars" pizza...???

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Dec 26, 2013 6:36:01 AM

  21. @CRISPY
    Yeah, but a picture is worth a thousand words!

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Dec 26, 2013 6:37:59 AM

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