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 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

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

July 29 2015 8:00 AM

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

8:07 PM

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

July 20 2015 3:00 AM

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

July 19 2015 1:28 PM

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

July 16 2015 6:40 PM