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Boy Scouts on the Verge of Losing California Tax Breaks

September 3, 2013 | 5:30 am

Boy Scouts on the Verge of Losing California Tax Breaks

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California lawmakers are on the verge of passing bill that would punish groups for LGBT discrimination.

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Boy Scouts Vote to Accept Gay Boys

May 23, 2013 | 3:23 pm

Boy Scouts Vote to Accept Gay Boys

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts have approved a plan to accept openly gay boys as Scouts but maintain a ban on gay adult leaders. Casting ballots were about 1,400 voting members of The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council who were attending their annual meeting at a conference center not far from BSA […]

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April 19, 2013 | 10:44 am

California Events Push Boy Scouts Toward Lifting Gay Ban

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The Boy Scouts of America has announced a proposal to lift its ban on gay youth, and events in California have a lot to do with the move. A bill in the State Senate would limit tax exemptions for groups that discriminate on the basis of “gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or religious […]

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Moraga Case Cited in Boy Scouts Move Toward Easing No-Gays Policy

January 29, 2013 | 9:36 am

Moraga Case Cited in Boy Scouts Move Toward Easing No-Gays Policy

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The case of a Moraga Boy Scout denied Eagle Scout status may have helped nudge the Boy Scouts of America toward easing its anti-gay policy. The case is a prime example of “pressure from within” that has moved the national organization toward change, according to the New York Times. Last year a local scout master […]

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October 19, 2012 | 1:09 pm

Boy Scouts Abuse Database Includes Dozens of Cases in Bay Area

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On Thursday the law firm O’Donnell, Clark & Crew released a database of what it says is more than 14,500 pages “of previously confidential documents from the Boy Scouts of America’s so called ‘Perversion Files,’ a set of files maintained by the Scouts since the 1920s that detail individual incidents of alleged sexual abuse within […]

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Despite Protests, Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

July 17, 2012 | 5:07 pm

Despite Protests, Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

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NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change. The Scouts cited support from parents as a key reason for keeping the policy and expressed hope that the prolonged […]

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