Transgender policy sparks Girl Scout cookie controversy

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Posted on January 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 13 at 9:00 AM

Girl Scout cookies are coming with a side of controversy this year.

"I ask all fellow Girl Scouts who want a true all girl experience not to sell any cookies," said a girl scout on a youtube video

A California scout is calling for a boycott of cookie sales, after the organization agreed to allow a transgender child in Colorado to join.

Bobby Montoya, 7, asked to be a girl scout and was eventually allowed, even though he decided not to join a troop.

Now, supporters are coming to the organization's defense.

"The young youth of America taking a stand that is discriminating against any kind of person I just don't think that's right," said Amy Thieme, cookie supporter.

The scouts say transgender cases are rare and handled on a case-by-case basis.

The organization also pointed out that proceeds from cookies do not go to any national fund or agenda. The cookie sales benefit local troops and local events.

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