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.

The "religious freedom" rallying cry is being used to kick LGBT leaders out of the Boy Scouts. Can we count on Hillary Clinton to help stop the madness?

July 11 2016 5:31 AM

A former Boy Scouts executive will lead a Pennsylvania nonprofit that helps homeless LGBT youth. 

December 17 2015 8:53 AM

The leaders of a church in Murfreesboro, Tenn. cited the recent change in Boy Scout policy allowing gay leaders for its decision impacting 100 scouts.

October 15 2015 9:14 AM

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.

August 26 2015 12:47 PM

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.

August 10 2015 4:15 PM

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

August 06 2015 1:32 PM

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.

August 05 2015 4:30 AM