Boy Scout Board Approves End To Blanket Ban On Gay AdultsThe Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.
FDA Considers Changing Ban To Allow Some Gay Men To Give BloodThe FDA announced Tuesday that they're considering making a change to a blood ban that's been in place for 30 years. The FDA is proposing easing up on the regulation that prohibits gay and bisexual men from ever donating blood during their lives.
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.
North Texas Rallies Support Boy Scouts Ban On GaysNext 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.
Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban For YouthUnder 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.
Opinions On Homosexuality Topic Of Boy Scouts SurveyThe 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.
Boy Scouts Executive Board Delays Vote On Gay BanThere 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."
No-Gay Scout Policy Debated As Petitions For Change DeliveredJust 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.
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.
Lesbian Mom Delivers Petitions At Boy Scouts HQThe 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.
Scouts To Review Ban On Gays; No Change ImminentThe Irving-based Boy Scouts of America have agreed to review a proposal that would allow individual units to accept gays as adult leaders.