In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation’s leading youth organization.
First it was Bay Area band, Train and now Carly Rae Jepsen is standing up to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s anti-gay policy by dropping out of…
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow California to strip the tax exempt status from youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, if they have policies that exclude gay members.
Faced with intense pressure from two flanks, the Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. The move postpones a resolution for a Bay Area family that has been fighting the ban for months.
Anticipation heightens as the Boy Scouts of America are expected to make an announcement next week that would allow local councils to decide whether or not gays can join their organization.
A Bay Area Boy Scouts review board has challenged the Boy Scouts of America’s prohibition on gay members by approving a local teenager’s application for Eagle Scout status.
Assembly Speaker John Perez, who is openly gay himself, will recognize 18-year-old Ryan Andresen at the opening legislative session at noon.
Ryan Andresen and his family presented more than 400,000 signatures gathered in an online petition to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council on Thursday, supporting his reinstatement.
Ellen DeGeneres booked 18-year-old Ryan Andresen of Moraga as a guest on her talk show Thursday, which was National Coming Out Day.
A Moraga mother has gathered more than 100,000 signatures supporting her petition to the Boy Scouts of America to allow her gay son to become an Eagle Scout.