Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

May 20, 2013

Connecticut Yankee Council opens Scouting to gay youth and adults

The Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts of America has announced that it will open to gay youth and adults.

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May 17, 2013

Discover, issuer of Boy Scouts promotional credit/debit cards, speaks out on equality

Discover Financial Services -- operator of the third-largest credit card brand in the United States, Discover Card – issued a statement after GLAAD spoke with the company regarding the Boy Scouts of America Discover Prepaid Card.

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May 17, 2013

Earn the 'I support equality in Scouting' badge!

Help GLAAD keep the pressure high and bring equality to the Boy Scouts once and for all. Donate $5 or more right now, and you'll receive GLAAD's 'I Support Equality in Scouting' merit badge.

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May 17, 2013

Scouts for Equality requesting essays by gay Boy Scouts

Scouts for Equality (SFE) is requesting essays from anonymous gay Boy Scouts to be read at the Equal Scouting Summit in Grapevine, TX during the Boy Scouts of America’s National Annual Meeting.

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May 16, 2013

Meet the extremists fighting to keep discrimination in the Boy Scouts

GLAAD released quotes from many of the most prominent figures arguing in the public sphere against allowing gay teens and parents to participate in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), exposing the true motivation behind their efforts: anti-gay animus.

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Equal Scouting opponent says BSA only bans activists; is fibbing

John Stemberger, the man leading the opposition to Boy Scout inclusivity, claims that people are only denied opportunity in the Boy Scouts if they "promote gay activism."

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May 14, 2013

God Bless America Fund witholding donations from Boy Scouts

The God Bless America Fund, which owns the rights and therefore the royalties to the famous patriotic song of the same name, has announced it's decision to withhold funding from the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) due to the organization's ban on gay youth and leaders.

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May 13, 2013

VIDEO: Scouts for Equality rallies to include all Boy Scouts

Scouts for Equality (SFE) held a national day of action this past Friday across the country, in dozens of cities, to urge the Boy Scouts to end their ban on gay Scouts and adult members.

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May 13, 2013

Interview with "Old Scout" and son en route to Boy Scouts vote

David "Old Scout" McGrath, a former army intelligence officer, and his son Joe, who returned from a year-long deployment in Kuwait on April 15th, are currently biking the 1,800 miles from their home in Idaho Falls to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters in Irving, Texas to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy for gay members and leaders.

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May 10, 2013

Ernst & Young's Jim Turley explains opposition to Boy Scouts' gay ban

In a statement released by Bloomberg Businessweek Jim Turley, Chairman and C.E.O. of Ernst & Young, discussed his opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) current anti-gay policies, and his support for passing the proposed inclusive resolution at the end of May

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