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Big trouble for Big Brothers. (Congress).

In what appears to be one of their first acts after the November 5 election, nine Republican House members are taking on the pro-gay policies of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Led by Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, the lawmakers wrote a letter to President Bush on November 19 asking him, as an honorary cochairman of the youth mentoring group, to pressure the group to drop its policy of prohibiting antigay discrimination.

The following day Big Brothers Big Sisters of America released a statement saying, in part, "It is unfortunate that during a time of great need ... House members are focusing on the sexual orientation of volunteers who provide valuable support."
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Dec 24, 2002
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