Media coverage of the Boy Scouts policy change has fallen into a familiar trap, leading to the conclusion that there is no religious support for changing the ban on gay scouts. But religious groups have been advocating for a Boy Scout policy change, some for years.
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News broke today that the Boy Scouts of America is "actively considering" an end to the policy that bans gay scouts and leaders.
A petition calling on the National Geographic Channel to denounce the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scouts and leaders has received more than 100,000 signatures.
The National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of the Boy Scouts has threatened to remove a Maryland pack for posting a statement on its website saying it won’t discriminate against gay members.
Mataguay Scout Ranch program director Derek Nance came out in an It Gets Better video posted on YouTube yesterday.
The Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council in California approved gay Scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle Scout application, despite the national organization's anti-LGBT policy.
Parenting magazine named Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell among the 'Best Parents of 2012' and recognizes her work to end the Boy Scouts's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
The Merck Foundation became the latest corporate leader to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. The Merck Foundation announced that it will suspend all funding to the BSA and will consider funding the organization again when the BSA ends the discriminatory ban.
Ryan Andresen, the 18-year-old who was expelled from his local Boy Scout troop due to his sexual orientation, is scheduled to be honored by the California Assembly.