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: 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.

Who Does Scott Walker Think the Boy Scouts' Gay Ban 'Protected?'

Who Does Walker Think the Boy Scouts' Gay Ban 'Protected?'

The Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban on gay members 'protected children and advanced Scout values,' Walker said Tuesday. He has so far declined to clarify.

Boy Scouts of America Moves to Lift Ban on Gay Adults

Boy Scouts of America Moves to Lift Ban on Gay Adults

A resolution OK'd by a committee Friday still needs ratification by the group's executive board, which will meet July 27.

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.

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