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.
The School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266), authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, has passed the Assembly’s Committee on Education by a vote of 5-2. Now it is headed towards the Assembly Floor.
The letter from the parents was passionate and direct. It argued that the local United Way did not discriminate against gay people and that it should expect the same of a major recipient of its donations: the Washington region’s Boy Scouts.
John Paulk was once one of the most visible spokespeople for the ex-gay movement, appearing on the cover of Newsweek in 1998 under the headline “Gay For Life?” and championing Love Won Out ex-gay conferences across the country
In a Senate immigration proposal full of political minefields, it’s an omitted item that could fracture the delicate coalition backing the bill and force Democrats to choose between two key constituencies: gays and Latinos.