In this circa 1997 photo provided by the family, Timothy O'Brien adjusts the Cub Scout uniform of his son Ian at their home in Santee, Calif. In early 2013, Ian O'Brien, 23, wrote an opinion piece tied to the Boy Scout debate and his own experience in the Scouts when he was growing up in the San Diego area. “To put it simply: Being a boy is supposed to look one way, and you get punished when it doesn't,” O'Brien wrote in the piece, which appeared in The Advocate, a national magazine for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. (AP Photo/Ian O'Brien)

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In this circa 1997 photo provided by the family, Timothy O'Brien adjusts the Cub Scout uniform of his son Ian at their home in Santee, Calif. In early 2013, Ian O'Brien, 23, wrote an opinion piece tied to the Boy Scout debate and his own experience in the Scouts when he was growing up in the San Diego area. “To put it simply: Being a boy is supposed to look one way, and you get punished when it doesn't,” O'Brien wrote in the piece, which appeared in The Advocate, a national magazine for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. (AP Photo/Ian O'Brien)
In this circa 1997 photo provided by the family, Timothy O'Brien adjusts the Cub Scout uniform of his son Ian at their home in Santee, Calif. In early 2013, Ian O'Brien, 23, wrote an opinion piece tied to the Boy Scout debate and his own experience in the Scouts when he was growing up in the San Diego area. “To put it simply: Being a boy is supposed to look one way, and you get punished when it doesn't,” O'Brien wrote in the piece, which appeared in The Advocate, a national magazine for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. (AP Photo/Ian O'Brien)
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