‘I want to be a Boy Scout.’ There’s just one hitch.

Group of Santa Rosa girls say the Girl Scouts are too sedate for them, and insist on joining Boy Scouts

The following comes from a November 22 New York Times article by Julie Turkewitz: SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Five girls wearing makeshift scout uniforms stood before top Boy Scout brass this month and made an announcement: We want in. In a year in which gender roles in traditional American institutions have undergone major changes and challenges, a fight in Northern California … [Read more...]

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Justice Fybel is pleased

State judges may be able to participate in Boy Scouts now after pro-gay policy change

The following comes from an August 13 Bay Area Reporter article by David-Elijah Nahmod. The Bay Area Reporter describes itself as serving the LGBT community: Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court voted unanimously to accept a 2014 recommendation from its ethics advisory committee to ban Boy Scouts membership because the organization discriminated against gay troop … [Read more...]

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Boy Scouts vote to end ban on openly gay adult leaders

Church-sponsored troops allowed to keep ban

The following comes from a July 14 Christian Post article by Stoyan Zaimov: The historic ban on openly gay leaders is set to be officially struck down within the Boy Scouts of America after its executive committee voted unanimously on the change late last week. Individual Scout troops will be allowed to set their own policy on leaders, meaning that church-sponsored troops … [Read more...]

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Boy Scouts pressured to allow homosexual leaders

The following comes from a May 14 posting on Catholic World Report by Anne Hendershott. Hendershott taught sociology at the University of San Diego and is now at Franciscan Univeristy, Steubenville, Ohio. Disney is the latest corporation to announce an end to financial support for the Boy Scouts of America because of the Boy Scouts’ ban on openly gay adult Scout leaders. … [Read more...]

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Back and forth with Judge Fybel

In a February 7 story in Cal Catholic, the California Supreme Court’s ethics committee was quoted as advising the court to ban all state judges from affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America. The committee, chaired by Richard Fybel, an appeals judge from Orange County, is pushing for a repeal of an exemption to the ban on judges serving in groups that discriminate based on … [Read more...]

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Disney World pulls funding for Boy Scouts

The following comes from a Feb. 27 story in the Orlando Sentinel. Walt Disney World will no longer subsidize local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America, in response to the national organization's continued ban on allowing LGBT troop leaders. The theme park has donated in the past to the Orlando-area Boy Scouts as part of its Ears to You program, which gives money to … [Read more...]

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Judges can’t be scout leaders?

The following comes from a Feb. 6 story on SFGate.com. The state Supreme Court's ethics advisory committee wants the court to prohibit California judges from membership in the Boy Scouts because the 2.7 million-member youth organization bars gays and lesbians from becoming troop leaders. If the court agrees, California will join 21 other states whose judicial ethics codes … [Read more...]

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