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.
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Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America proposed maintaining its ban on adult gay leaders, while dropping the ban on gay scouts. Several faith leaders quickly expressed their disappointment in the proposed policy change. All faith leaders continued to call for a fully inclusive scouting program that included qualified gay leaders, even while some expressed joy that gay scouts would no longer be removed.
Today, the BSA released proposed language for a revised Membership Standards Resolution, which, if approved, would open Scouting to openly gay youth but would maintain the organization's ban on participation by gay and lesbian mothers, fathers and adutls.
Today is the 17th annual Day of Silence. Students across the country and beyond will be silent to support the people who are silenced everyday by bullying and harassment due to their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity
Author Lesléa Newman gave a reading Wednesday night at Books of Wonder in NYC of her new book October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, a deeply personal collection of poetry about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard.
A plan for comprehensive immigration reform legislation was introduced by senators today, and it does not include same-sex couples. GLAAD urges a final bill that protects all immigrants, including LGBT people.
Navigators USA, a non-discriminatory scouting group, has doubled its size in the last year despite heavily shrinking numbers in the Boy Scouts of America.
Mikki Snyder-Hall married her partner, Claire, in California in 2008, and moved two years ago to Rehoboth, a gay-friendly Delaware beach town.
Following in the footsteps of the House Ways & Means Committee Monday night, the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee voted today to advance the marriage equality legislation by a voice vote.
Media should stop distracting Americans with coverage about the political games being played around immigration reform, which reduces it to simply an "issue" and as a result divorces it from the people whose lives hang in the balance.
The Red Lion Area School District (RLASD) has refused to change its policy regarding transgender candidates for prom court, nor will it agree to allow transgender students to use a name at graduation to match their gender identity, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Not so long ago, Toni Bias dreamed of playing in the W.N.B.A. But after starring on the girls’ junior varsity basketball team as a high school freshman, Toni came out as transgender last summer, began going by the name Tony and started transitioning to male.
A former rural Iowa court official pleaded guilty Monday to forgery for filing false documents to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple from central Florida, in the first case of its kind in Iowa.
A bill legalizing adoption and foster parenting by same-sex couples is set to be reintroduced on Tuesday, with supporters hopeful that momentum around the Supreme Court's oral arguments on marriage equality and recent pro-LGBT comments from Republican lawmakers will give their legislation a boost.
Lake County School Board members met for about three hours Monday but made little progress in finalizing new rules limiting which student clubs would be allowed on campus next year — including a new gay-straight club.