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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses military officers at the Naval Museum on March 21, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Charles Dharapak - Pool/Getty Images)

Gates Says He Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Boy Scouts

The new president of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization — a step further than the Scouts ultimately took.

05/23/2014

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texas Rallies Support Boy Scouts Ban On Gays

Next week Boy Scouts of America leaders are expected to vote on changing the policy that excludes gay members and leaders. In anticipation of the vote and upcoming conference, two protests are being held today in North Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–05/17/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban For Youth

Under pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.

04/19/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinions On Homosexuality Topic Of Boy Scouts Survey

The Boy Scouts have sent more than one million surveys to Scout volunteers and parents, trying gauge their feelings on homosexuality and the possible lifting of the organizations ban on gays.

CBSDFW.COM–03/12/2013

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Boy Scouts Executive Board Delays Vote On Gay Ban

There were hopes that Boy Scout officials would vote today on changing the policy that excludes gay members and leaders. But late Wednesday morning, the Scouts announced they are delaying a decision because “more deliberation is needed.”

CBSDFW.COM–02/06/2013

U.S. boy scouts salute while listening to the National Anthem. (credit: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

No-Gay Scout Policy Debated As Petitions For Change Delivered

Just as leaders with the Boy Scouts of America sit down for meetings in Irving, to discuss removing the national membership restriction on sexual orientation, gay scouts and leaders will deliver signed petitions supporting an end to the ban.

CBSDFW.COM–02/04/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Opposes Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gays

When it comes to gays and the Boy Scouts, President Barack Obama and the youth organization he serves as honorary president have agreed to disagree.

08/08/2012

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Lesbian Mom Delivers Petitions At Boy Scouts HQ

The fight over the policy to ban participation in scouting, based on sexual orientation, took a symbolic turn in Irving Wednesday morning, inside the Irving national headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America.

07/18/2012

Members of the Boy Scouts of America participate in pre-game ceremonies prior to a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Scouts To Review Ban On Gays; No Change Imminent

The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America have agreed to review a proposal that would allow individual units to accept gays as adult leaders.

06/06/2012