4th February 2013
Obama says Boy Scouts ban on gays must end 7
2:10 AM — President Barack Obama said on Sunday that gay people should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America, and that "nobody should be barred" from the experience of being a scout.
2nd February 2013
Governor Rick Perry: ‘I think the Boy Scouts should keep its anti-gay policy’ 22
7:37 PM — Governor Rick Perry has said that he thinks the Boy Scouts of America shouldn't remove its ban on openly gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
1st February 2013
US radio host: ‘Gay activists want to spread deviant sexuality and are as intolerant as jihadists’ 50
5:31 PM — A US radio host has appeared on a Christian radio show, and said that "gay activists" are "the most intolerant people on the planet", and that they are "up there with the jihadists".
31st January 2013
Idaho: Businessman sues Mother Jones magazine for suggesting he was a violent homophobe 6
6:44 PM — A marketing executive in the US state of Idaho is suing Mother Jones magazine because he contends he was defamed by an article that depicted him as a supporter of anti-gay violence.
US Radio Host: ‘The Boy Scouts should shut down, rather than allow gay members’ 41
5:49 PM — The hosts of a radio program on the American Family Association have spoken out against the Boy Scouts of America's vote to potentially lift its policy banning gay members, saying that they should "shut her down" rather than allow gays in, and that these are signs of the "end times".
30th January 2013
Fox News reporter attempts to link gay scout leaders to paedophilia 9
3:59 PM — Fox News seemed to be attempting to create a link between child abuse, and the possibility that the Boy Scouts of American may allow gay members, volunteers and staff.
US: Churches may cease funding if Boy Scouts remove anti-gay policy 21
1:43 AM — Some churches have not taken kindly to the news that the Boy Scouts of American are to vote on whether to drop a national ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
US: Gay boy scout hopeful for national change after vote on anti-gay policy 1
12:38 AM — The family of a Californian teenage boy scout who was denied the Eagle Scout award because he was openly gay, has welcomed an upcoming vote by the Boy Scouts of America's board, on whether to drop a national ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
29th January 2013
Bryan Fischer: Scouts could allow access to paedophiles by lifting anti-gay ban 38
3:02 PM — The leader of the American Family Association has said the Boy Scouts of America's announcement that it might lift its ban on gay scouts could open its doors to paedophiles.
US: Anti-gay conservative groups appalled that Boy Scouts may drop homophobic ban 12
11:45 AM — Equality campaigners have welcomed an announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it may drop its national ban on gay members – although evangelical conservatives have criticised the move.
Boy Scouts of America board will vote on whether to end ban on gay members 2
2:18 AM — The Boy Scouts of America could soon lift its ban on allowing gay members, volunteers and staff, as its board will vote next week on a resolution which would effectively do so.
28th January 2013
US: Boy Scouts troop forced by regional council to remove anti-discrimination statement 9
1:02 AM — A Boy Scout troop has been made by its governing regional council to remove an anti-discrimination policy published last week, which contradicts the national policy banning gay members, volunteers and staff.
23rd January 2013
GLAAD attacks National Geographic for new Boy Scouts reality show over anti-gay policy 3
5:33 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has criticised a television station for commissioning a new reality series based around the Boy Scouts of America, as the BSA has an anti-gay policy.
US: 70,000 strong petition urges top donor to stop funding Boy Scouts for anti-gay policy 3
4:59 PM — Another of the biggest donors to the Boy Scouts of America has come under pressure to stop funding the organisation because of its anti-gay policy.
18th January 2013
US: California synagogue takes action against Boy Scouts anti-gay policy 6
12:15 AM — A synagogue in California has been the latest in a list of religious groups, and businesses to reject the Boy Scouts of America's policy, described as "damaging" as it does not allow openly gay members, volunteers or staff.
11th January 2013
US: Brooklyn Dad starts new Boy Scout troop which allows gay members and girls 22
12:42 PM — A father of two from Brooklyn, New York, has started his own Boy Scouts troop, to allow his son to be a member without having to accept the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.
9th January 2013
Update: Gay teenager denied Eagle Scout award, as he doesn’t adhere to ‘duty of God’ 33
1:24 AM — Gay teenager, Ryan Andresen, has been denied the highest Boy Scouts honour, the Eagle Scout badge, by the national Boy Scouts of America organisation, despite a recommendation for approval from a review board at his local council, and a 460,000 strong petition in his favour.
8th January 2013
US: Gay teenager allowed to continue as a Boy Scout following 460,000 strong petition 12
5:31 PM — A Boy Scout Council in California has approved a gay Scout’s Eagle application to be allowed to continue as a boy scout after coming out as gay, following a petition of more than 460,000 signatures, started by his mother.
28th December 2012
Poll: 52% of Americans say Boy Scouts should not allow openly gay Scout leaders 19
11:56 AM — A majority of Americans say the Boy Scouts of America should not allow openly gay Scout leaders, according to a Gallup poll released earlier this month.
20th December 2012
US: Court rules that Boy Scouts can lease public land despite banning gay members and leaders 4
11:02 PM — A US appeals court has ruled that the Boy Scouts of America can lease public land from the City of San Diego despite them banning gay people from being members or leaders.