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Gay Rights

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

Boy Scouts To Decide Policy On Gay Members

The Boy Scouts of America begin their annual national meeting in Grapevine on Wednesday, and the issue of gay members is front and center at this year’s two-day conference.

05/22/2013

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

A person holds a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride parade. (credit: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/GettyImages)

Texas Democrats Try To Repeal Anti-Gay Law

The Texas Legislature had outlawed homosexual activity. The Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional, but Texas lawmakers have never formally repealed it.

04/17/2013

A person holds a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride parade. (credit: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/GettyImages)

Texas May Add Legal Protection For Gay Teens

Sexually active gay teens in Texas would get new legal protections under two bills scheduled to be considered Tuesday by state lawmakers.

04/09/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry waits during his introduction before addressing Austin's largest naturalization ceremony at the Delco Activity Center on May 11, 2007 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Taylor Jones/Getty Images)

Perry To Attend Values Rally At Capitol

Conservatives who oppose abortion, gay rights and premarital sex are set to gather as Gov. Rick Perry leads a rally in support of traditional values at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday.

03/26/2013

Madonna speaks on stage at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 16, 2013 in New York City. (creidt: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Madonna Urges Boy Scouts To Lift Ban On Gays

Wearing a replica of one of the organization’s uniforms, pop singer Madonna called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gays. “I think they should change their stupid rules,” she said.

03/18/2013

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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Hundreds Protest, Lobby For Gay Rights In Texas

Hundreds of people are in Austin to lobby Texas lawmakers to support equality for lesbians, gays and the transgendered, including the right to marry.

03/11/2013

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs at The Staples Center on October 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jepsen Drops Boy Scouts Event Over Gay Rights

Carly Rae Jepsen is canceling her performance at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of the organization’s exclusion of gays.

03/06/2013

Chris Kluwe

Vikings Punter Talks About Gay Rights In NFL

Minnesota Vikings punter Chis Kluwe joined 105.3 The Fan’s Elf & Slater show on Thursday to discuss gay rights in the NFL

02/28/2013

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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

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Boy Scouts Board Delays Decision On Gay Policy

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

02/06/2013

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