Boy Scouts of America

Latest news about ongoing discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America. Previously, the boys scouting organization had an effective ban against young members who identified as gay. In protest, many Eagle Scouts, which is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, returned their Eagle Scout badges. Effective January 2014, the ban against gay young members is lifted, after controversy about the policy prompted a national vote among its leaders. Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout, LGBT activist, and the son of two lesbian mothers, founded Scouts For Equality, which lobbies for change in the national organization.
Mormon Church Backs Off Threat to Leave Boy Scouts

Mormon Church Backs Off Threat to Leave Boy Scouts

After insinuating they might sever ties with the youth organization after it opened up leadership roles to out gays, the Church says it's sticking with the BSA.

From South Carolina to North Dakota, Churches Cut Ties With Boy Scouts

More Churches Cutting Ties With Boy Scouts of America

The BSA's new policy allowing gay adult leaders doesn't require any church-sponsored unit to accept them, but that's not enough for some churches.

Catholic Boy Scout Troop Rejects Gay Leader

Catholic Boy Scout Troop Rejects Gay Leader

Greg Bourke's 'heart is broken' after learning he would not be allowed to rejoin the Kentucky troop.

Op-ed: The Mormons and the Scouts Need a Divorce

Op-ed: The Mormons and the Scouts Need a Divorce

For too long, the Boy Scouts of America has caved to the Mormon Church's antigay influence. It's time for the two intertwined organizations to go their separate ways.

Op-ed: Why This Former Boy Scout Is Glad to Be Rid of Dangerous, Antigay Lies

Op-ed: Why This Gay Former Boy Scout Is 'Cheerful' 

Finally, a group that supplies pocketknives to young boys has stopped claiming that LGBT people are dangerous.

Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Adults Lifted

Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Adults Lifted

The group's national executive board ratified the move today, effective immediately.

Op-ed: Why the Boy Scouts’ New Policy Still Discriminates

Op-ed: Why the Boy Scouts’ New Policy Still Discriminates

The Boy Scouts of America caves to so-called religious discrimination concerns with its latest half measure.

WATCH: 'Do You Think Being Gay Is A Choice?' Scott Walker Says He Doesn't Know

WATCH: Scott Walker's Most Duh-Uh Moment

The Wisconsin Governor's answer is that this is "not even an issue for me to be involved in."

Will Christian Groups Abandon Boy Scout Troops Now That Gays May Lead Them?

Will Christian Groups Abandon Boy Scout Troops?

Support for the Scouts hinges on a key provision in the proposal, an exemption for religiously chartered packs and dens.

Scott Walker Backtracks on Implying Boys Scouts' 'Gay Ban' Protects Kids

Scott Walker Walks Back Controversial Boy Scout Comments 

Under fire from gay rights groups, Walker tried to distance himself from claims that he had implied gay men and youth are predatory.

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