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Girl Scouts Stand up to Right-Wing Criticism of Transgender Members

While the organization has welcomed transgender girls for years, conservative groups chose this month to protest the policy.

It’s springtime, historically the prime cookie season for the Girl Scouts of the USA. But the organization came under intense scrutiny for a different reason this month, when a group of conservative religious groups discovered that the Girl Scouts welcome transgender girls. Attacks have run the gamut from the paranoid to the vicious (“Boys in skirts . . . will put young innocent girls at risk!” read a popular petition, clearly anxious about the dangers of “skirts”), but the Scouts have adamantly held their position.

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All Girl Scout Cookies Are Not Created Equal

The most important thing you’ll read today.

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The Los Angeles Times revealed, to national dismay, that not all Girl Scout cookies are equal—they are made by two different bakers and their products differ significantly.

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