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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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January 8, 2013 | 12:18 pm

Update: Official Overrides Local Council’s Approval of Gay Boy Scout’s Application for Eagle Status

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Update on Jan. 10:  John Fenoglio, a Boy Scout executive with the Mount Diablo Silverado Council,  has overridden the council’s approval of Ryan Andresen’s application for Eagle Scout status. Scout Executive John Fenoglio told KQED’s Tara Siler he would not forward the council’s recommendation to the national organization. He told CNN Andresen was denied over […]

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