Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.
Local and Regional News
News that originates from and/or specifically impacts a local community, city, state, or region
Latest Update on Local and Regional News
Please also note that GLAAD has contacted the Fox station that produced the story to thank the outlet for its fair,
Growing up in Iowa, Todd Schweikert loved being a Boy Scout, and he even made it through the rigorous process of becoming an elite Eagle Scout. Schweikert wanted his 7-year-old son to have the same positive experience, but he was turned off by the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policies.
Utah County GOP Vice Chairwoman Bonnie Morrow asked her brother, tea party leader and former gubernatorial candidate David Kirkham, for help finding a well-known Republican to give the keynote speech at the county’s Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 9.
A Fargo representative says he’s proud to wear the banner as North Dakota’s first openly gay lawmaker, but his most important cause is helping to craft good legislation for all people.
Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor confirmed that he is not making himself available to perform same-sex weddings, due to “philosophical and religious reasons.” “I do not wish to perform same-sex marriages,” Tabor said.
A proposal to write Indiana's gay marriage ban into the state constitution may be on hold as Republican leaders ponder its fate this year, but the House and Senate sponsors are charging ahead anyway. Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, said he plans to introduce the measure in the House this year.
Law student Michael Corliss thought he was just being a “law nerd” when he chose a passage from the landmark Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court marriage decision for a friend to read at his August wedding ceremony.
When Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger passed away, Marty Edwards said a co-worker at First National Bank of Granbury asked who Ledger was. “He was some faggot in a gay cowboy movie,” a senior loan officer answered. “Who cares if he died.”
Teenage white supremacist Derek Shrout has been arrested in Russell County, Alabama, after a teacher discovered a journal detailing his plot to attack his school with homemade explosives.