23rd April 2013
US: New York Boy Scouts troop rejects exclusion of gay adult scout leaders 1
1:53 AM — A local troop of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in central New York, has commended the organisation for proposing to lift its ban on gay members, but has rejected the notion that it may maintain the ban on adult scout leaders.
19th April 2013
Boy Scouts of America proposes dropping gay ban for youth members but retaining it for gay adult leaders 21
5:07 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban on gay youth members but continue to exclude gay adults as leaders.
18th April 2013
US: Boy Scout leader fired for being gay delivers 64,000 petition for scouts to drop anti-gay policy 5
1:35 AM — A former scout leader who signed up to help at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) when his son joined up, but who was made to step down because he is gay, has delivered a petition with over 64,000 signatures to one of the BSA's major donors.
25th March 2013
US: Winger’s food chain to back both Boy Scouts and LGBT Prom to promote ‘diversity’ 2
3:48 PM — Several restaurants have stepped up to replace Chipotle as caterer for the Utah Scout-O-Rama after the Mexican chain pulled out to protest the Scouts' gay members ban. One tempered the possibly unpopular decision by also backing a Queer Prom.
21st March 2013
US: Mexican food chain cancels sponsorship of key Boy Scouts fundraising event 4
2:02 PM — Mexican food chain Chipotle, has pulled its funding of a Boy Scouts of America event in Utah, after admitting that, due to the organisation's anti-gay policy, Chipotle was in breach of its corporate non-discrimination policy.
14th March 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen: ‘I’m praying’ that by cancelling I will help the Boy Scouts lift its gay ban 2
6:27 PM — Singer Carly Rae Jepsen has spoken out again about her decision to cancel her performance at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboree because of its anti-gay policy, and has said she hopes it will help the scouts to lift its ban.
12th March 2013
US: Boy Scouts of America to survey members and staff on whether to lift gay ban 9
11:27 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is putting the question of whether it should lift its national anti-gay policy to those it will directly affect - the members, volunteers and staff.
5th March 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen pulls out of Boy Scouts performance due to anti-gay policy 8
4:33 PM — Singer Carly Rae Jepsen has answered calls to pull out of a performance at a Boy Scouts of America jamboree because of its anti-gay policy, and said she will not perform because she believes in equality.
4th March 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen still to answer gay rights group call to boycott Boy Scouts concert 4
6:00 PM — GLAAD has called on singer Carly Rae Jepsen to turn down headlining an event for the Boy Scouts of America until they lift their ban on gay scouts and leaders.
21st February 2013
US: California lawmaker introduces bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts 8
1:57 PM — A Californian lawmaker has introduced a bill which would remove the tax exempt status from youth groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, if they uphold policies excluding gay members.
20th February 2013
Tony Perkins: ‘The Boy Scouts should have a policy like Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ 13
1:44 PM — The President of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins has again voiced his opinion that the Boy Scouts of America should leave intact its ban on gay volunteers members and staff, saying that a policy similar to the repealed ban on openly gay people serving int he military would be appropriate.
15th February 2013
Video: US lawyers claim that Boy Scouts cannot remain ‘morally straight’ with gay scout leaders 12
7:01 PM — Two Christian lawyers in the US have claimed that the Boy Scouts could not remain "morally straight" if it allowed gay scout masters, compared homosexuality with paedophilia and suggested gay scout masters would put boy scouts at risk.
13th February 2013
US: Scout Masters would allow gay scouts but warn of schism in the Boy Scouts 1
5:49 PM — Scout Masters of some Boy Scouts of America troops in Illinois have said that they would probably allow gay members, volunteers and staff, if the BSA were to lift its ban.
11th February 2013
US: Seattle lawyer returns Eagle Scout badge in protest against scouts gay ban
12:55 AM — A Seattle civil rights and employment attorney has returned his Eagle Scout badge in protest against the Boy Scouts of America's ongoing ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
8th February 2013
US Columnist: ‘Bowing to calls for equality is like letting a disabled child play with matches’ 38
4:34 PM — A columnist for a US conservative news site has written that bowing to pressure from a "militant homosexual lobby" on LGBT rights was like "capitulating to a developmentally disabled child who wants to play with matches".
7th February 2013
US: Columnist compares efforts to allow gay scouts to Nazi invasion of Norway 22
5:19 PM — A columnist writing for a US conservative news site has written that the Boy Scouts of America lifting its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff would make it a "beehive of erotic exploration", and compared efforts to urge the Boy Scouts to drop its anti-gay policy to the Nazi German invasion of Norway.
US Radio Host: Gay men only want to be scout masters to ‘be around young boys’ 54
2:49 PM — A US Christian radio host has suggested that gay men would only want to be Scout Leaders in order to "be around boys", and suggested a link between paedophilia and homosexuality, saying "gay men love youth".
Poll: Majority of US voters would like the Boy Scouts to drop its gay ban 6
2:58 AM — A new poll has found that a majority of US voters think the Boy Scouts of America should drop its ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
6th February 2013
Video: CNN host challenges defender of scouts gay ban who likens homosexuality to paedophilia 11
4:56 PM — A CNN host has challenged the head of a Christian right-wing group who, in defending the Boy Scouts of American's ban on gay members, linked homosexuality to paedophilia, and said that being gay was a choice.
Update: The Boy Scouts of America delays vote on gay ban until May 9
4:17 PM — The Boy Scouts of American has delayed a vote on whether or not to lift a ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff, until May "due to the complexity of the issue".