Thanks to the efforts of advocates around the country, the Boy Scouts of America decided this week to extend membership to openly gay youth, affirming that no membership may be denied “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” The goal to extend these rights to adult volunteers in the organization, however, was not [...]
Following the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to lift a longtime ban on gay youth earlier this week, the Mormon Church has released a statement on their website that supports it. Apparently, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “has enjoyed a strong relationship with Boy Scouts of America,” and [...]
Today was a sort-of victory for LGBT youth: the Boy Scouts of America lifted the ban on LGBT scouts today, after gathering over a million...
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- After years of dedication to an organization that ultimately didn't want them, former gay adult leaders with the Boy Scouts of America were elated to see the group finally accept openly gay youth. But the moment was tinged with bitterness, because gay adults …
In a decision that will likely affect the course of one of America's most revered youth organizations, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced Thursday that it will change its membership policy to allow gay-identified Scout members. Show More Summary
It’s a big week for gay youths as the Boy Scouts of America have reversed their ban on homosexual members under the age of 18.… READ ON
It’s a big week for gay youths as the Boy Scouts of America have reversed their ban on homosexual members under the age of 18. Nation Commissioner Tico Perez told press, "This resolution today dealt with youth. We have not changed our adult membership standards. Show More Summary
In a clear effort to appease a divided membership, the Boy Scouts of America has voted to change its national policy on homosexuality: It will now allow gay youth to become and remain scouts, but it will still ban adult leaders “whoShow More Summary
Yesterday brought us the news that the Boy Scouts of America voted to end its policy of banning gay kids and teens from joining the popular youth organization. More than 61 percent of the group's 1,232 delegates voted to end the ban,...Show More Summary
Although the Boy Scouts of America organization voted on Thursday to allow gay youths into its ranks -- starting Jan. 1, 2014 -- the deciding members didn't amend the rule to include lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Scout leaders. So once a Scout turns 18 years old, he is no longer welcome or able to become a Scout leader, reports NBC News. Read full article...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a statement expressing their support for the Boy Scouts of America after the youth organization voted to allow openly gay members.
Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to allow gay youths into their organization, which has long denied membership to homosexuals. But the apparent victory for gay rights may not be worth celebrating. More than 60 percent...Show More Summary
After more than three-fifths of delegates to the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council voted Thursday to lift the organization’s ban on openly gay youth — a move that preserved the ban on LGBT adult leaders and volunteers — groups ranging from GLAAD to the LDS Church embraced the change. But several of the most [...]
1. BOY SCOUTS ADMIT GAY YOUTHS, NOT ADULTSThe Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to allow openly gay scouts into the organization, starting next January. The decision came after years of divisive internal debate and a corporate boycott, and reversed decades of BSA policy. Show More Summary
Yesterday's decision by the Boy Scouts of America to lift the ban on gay youth was a historic step, but didn't it stop the prohibition on adult Eagle Scouts, scout leaders or parents, a move that left many civil rights activists unsatisfied.
The Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow gay Scouts to join the ranks. According to multiple media sources, the scouting organization decided, by a 61-38 vote, to eliminate sexual orientation as youth membership criterion. Under...Show More Summary
The Boy Scouts of America have voted to end the group's ban on gay youths. Openly homosexual adults are still not allowed as Scout leaders.
The Boy Scouts of America just approved a resolution allowing gay youths to be part of the organization. The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay Scouts but not gay adult Scout Leaders. Because who wants kids to grow up to be leaders? — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 23, 2013 Yep, once you turn 18, gay scouts are kicked right back out. Show More Summary
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has changed in century-old policy to bring into membership open and avowed homosexual youths through age 17. However, the Scouts will maintain the ban on anyone ages 18+ who are homosexual, meaning that...Show More Summary
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to end the controversial policy which bans gay youth from their ranks.