Exclusive: Boy Scouts close to ending ban on gay members, leaders

  • metta

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    Jan 28, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    Exclusive: Boy Scouts close to ending ban on gay members, leaders

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/28/16739587-exclusive-boy-scouts-close-to-ending-ban-on-gay-members-leaders

    ‎Boy Scouts of America is holding a poll that will directly affect whether or not they will allow all members regardless of their sexual orientation.

    Call: 972-580-2330. A representative will pick up and ask if you are FOR or AGAINST their policy change. The proposed policy change will open Scouting to ALL young men. A vote for 'FOR' is a vote for Equality!
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    Jan 28, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    About fucking time.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jan 28, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    Just heard the NPR report.... Sounds like local control (allowing local troops to decide on whether to be gay inclusive) is as good as it will get. This is moving in the right direction.
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    LuckyGuyKC saidJust heard the NPR report.... Sounds like local control (allowing local troops to decide on whether to be gay inclusive) is as good as it will get. This is moving in the right direction.


    Didn't see this (though I should have known to look) and just posted this in the all gay forum, same topic:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/us/boy-scouts-consider-lifting-ban-on-gay-leaders.html?_r=0
    The Boy Scouts of America, which refused for years to allow openly gay scout leaders, a policy that made the organization a lightning rod for the nation’s debate about homosexuality, said on Monday that it was considering ending the ban, and allowing local scouting groups to choose for themselves whether to allow gay members.

    “This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, and the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with each organization’s mission, principles, or religious beliefs,” a spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, Deron Smith, said in a statement.

    Mr. Smith added: “The Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members, or parents.” He said that members and parents would be able to choose a local unit that best meets the needs of their families.


    Scouting, with its three-fingered salute and oath of honorable conduct, has for generations of boys and leaders held itself out as a place of high moral conduct and quasi-military upright bearing.
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    So apparently even if they might end the ban nationally, they'd allow discrimination at the local troop level.

    I've got a similar salute as their 3 finger one. Only minus two fingers.

    I certainly hope companies continue to boycott funding boyscouts for as long as discrimination at the local level is their custom regardless of their bogus national policy.

    Because this looks like nothing more than a move to garner funds denied.

    I guess integrity is not part of the boyscout motto.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jan 29, 2013 2:40 AM GMT
    theantijock said
    LuckyGuyKC saidJust heard the NPR report.... Sounds like local control (allowing local troops to decide on whether to be gay inclusive) is as good as it will get. This is moving in the right direction.


    So apparently even if they might end the ban nationally, they'd allow discrimination at the local troop level........I certainly hope companies continue to boycott funding boyscouts for as long as discrimination at the local level is their custom regardless of their bogus national policy.

    Because this looks like nothing more than a move to garner funds denied.
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    Bingo!
  • Tombo

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    Jan 30, 2013 6:15 PM GMT
    Umm... this is a pretty strange ban seeing as I was in Scouts from 5-18, also I knew many other gay scouts and scouts who didn't admit to being gay but had extremely gay mannerisms
  • metta

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    Jan 30, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    ‎Boy Scouts of America is holding a poll that will directly affect whether or not they will allow all members regardless of their sexual orientation.

    Call: 972-580-2330. A representative will pick up and ask if you are FOR or AGAINST their policy change. The proposed policy change will open Scouting to ALL young men. A vote for 'FOR' is a vote for Equality!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 30, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    I called, was on hold for a minute, then of course I registered my vote 'FOR" the change!

  • metta

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    Feb 06, 2013 4:41 PM GMT

    Filed: Wednesday, February 6, 2013Jump to Comments ↓
    Boy Scouts executive board delays decision on admitting gays

    Leaders say more time needed to deliberate

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/02/boy-scouts-executive-board-delays-decision-on-admitting-gays/
  • metta

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    Feb 06, 2013 5:01 PM GMT

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  • metta

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    Feb 07, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    Gay brothers call for end to Boy Scouts ban

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21327656
  • TheBizMan

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    Feb 08, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    J/k
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    Feb 08, 2013 3:16 AM GMT
    Can't say I was too surprised yesterday when they announced they were delaying on voting if the ban should be lifted. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • metta

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    Feb 09, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:01 AM GMT
    I love Ellen icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    rofl no shit I guess they got tired of having all of their funding sources cut and having their broke ass hated and reviled by the collective intelligent world icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:15 AM GMT
    if they decide to leave it up to individual troops to decide, that will be a way not to decide, as no national policy would be made that would be meaningful
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidif they decide to leave it up to individual troops to decide, that will be a way not to decide, as no national policy would be made that would be meaningful


    Hopefully it happens.
  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    Frank, 8-Year-Old Cub Scout, Writes Letter Asking Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Participants

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/frank-cub-scout-gay-letter-boy-scouts-of-america_n_2765781.html

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  • metta

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    Apr 18, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    Tell your local Boy Scouts council: End the ban on gay scouts now!

    https://secure3.convio.net/hrc/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1623&autologin=true&utm_term=callout-button&JServSessionIdr004=6vnxcedx21.app305a
  • metta

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    Apr 19, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    Boy Scouts Proposing to Lift Gay Ban for Youth

    The Scouts announced Friday that it would submit this proposal to the roughly 1,400 voting members of its National Council at a meeting in Texas the week of May 20.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/boy-scouts-proposing-lift-gay-ban-youth-18997806#.UXFqQ7WG284
  • metta

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    Apr 19, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
    Boy Scouts' Gay Ban To Be Dropped For Youth, But Not Adults: Proposal

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/19/boy-scouts-gay-ban-youth-_n_3116532.html
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    Apr 19, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    And the haters are squealing.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Apr 19, 2013 5:42 PM GMT
    metta8 saidBoy Scouts' Gay Ban To Be Dropped For Youth, But Not Adults


    Not perfect, but I can live with that for now.

    # iheartkids
  • Apparition

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    Apr 19, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    there are straight boy scouts? my childhood begs to differ.