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.
Op-ed: The Scouts Made Me, Now They Have to Do Right by Me

Op-ed: The Scouts Made Me, Now They Have to Do Right by Me

This Eagle Scout loves the BSA organization, save for that insidious ban on adult gay leaders.

Philly Boy Scouts to Allow Gay Adult Leaders and Employees

Philly Boy Scouts to Allow Gay Adult Leaders and Employees

The Cradle of Liberty Council has gotten out ahead of the national Boy Scouts by adopting a nondiscrimination policy.

Op-ed: Robert Gates and the Boys Scouts Need to Try Harder

Op-ed: Robert Gates and the Boys Scouts Need to Try Harder

Time to turn words into action, BSA.

Boy Scouts President Robert Gates: End Scouts' Ban on Gay Leaders

Boy Scouts President: Time to End the Ban on Gay Leaders

The president of the Boy Scouts of America says recent events show the ban should come down 'sooner rather than later.'

New York Investigates Gay Employment Discrimination in Boy Scouts

New York Investigates Gay Employment Discrimination in Boy Scouts

The attorney general's office is looking into the BSA's hiring practices, which may violate New York State law.

Op-ed: Boy Scouts, Time for a New Lesson

Op-ed: Boy Scouts, Time for a New Lesson

As the story of Pascal Tessier shows us, the world is changing and the Boy Scouts of America are not keeping up.

Boy Scouts of America's First Out Leader Braces for Lawsuit

First Out Boy Scout Leader Braces for Lawsuit

Former Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier, hired by a New York scouting group, has retained lawyer David Boies in case there are objections to his employment.

Eagle Scout Starts Petition to Keep Gay Twin in Scouting

Eagle Scout Starts Petition for Gay Twin

August Easton-Calabria is fighting to end the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay adult leaders.

California Judges Banned From Joining Boy Scouts, Other Antigay Youth Groups

California Judges Barred From Joining Boy Scouts

The judges must comply with the new rule by January 2016.

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?

In refusing to let them become leaders, the Boy Scouts of America are preventing gay fathers from guiding and sharing in important life moments with their sons.

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