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Boy Scouts of America

Mar 3, 2014 — Boy Scouts of America is "disappointed" by the decision. Disney says it doesn't support groups that aren't in line with the its policies. Gay boys may now be scouts. But gay adults may not be leaders.
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Jun 3, 2013 — Although the local Scout council said they should not wear their uniforms, some of the scouts did. In May, the national Scout council voted to allow openly gay boys to become members.
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Apr 19, 2013 — The organization will submit a proposal to members of its National Council that would lift the ban on young Scouts, but keep it for gay adult leaders.
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Feb 6, 2013 — Two stories about gay rights are breaking: Leaders of the Boy Scouts are debating whether local troops should be allowed to have gay members and leaders; and the Pentagon is reportedly looking to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of military personnel.
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Jan 28, 2013 — If approved, the new policy would allow local organizations to determine how they would address the issue. Just last summer, the national organization affirmed the ban.
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Oct 18, 2012 — The files give the public a first glance at how the Boy Scouts of America handled allegations of sexual abuse. In some cases, they show that alleged child molesters were able to sneak back into the Scouts; in other cases, they show the Scouts neglected to refer allegations of abuse to law enforcement authorities.
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Oct 5, 2012 — After 12 years as a Boy Scout, Ryan Andresen was denied the Eagle Scout award for not meeting the "Duty to God" requirement.
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Jul 17, 2012 — The organization says it "does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members," but will continue to deny membership "to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals."
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Feb 28, 2010 — Recently, NPR ran a story highlighting the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts. But the piece never mentioned the funding controversy that erupted in the early 1990's over the Boy Scouts discriminating against gays. Or that their o...
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