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.
17th April 2013
US: Ohio Boy Scouts donors urged to push to allow gay members 1
4:36 PM — Members of a pro-gay advocacy group Scouts for Equality, has begun work to push gay-friendly donors to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), to question the organisation's ban on gay volunteers, members and staff.
10th April 2013
US: California bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts scheduled for first hearing 12
6:19 PM — A California 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, is to undergo its first committee hearing today.
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.
23rd March 2013
Rick Perry attacks Madonna for GLAAD Awards boy scout costume appearance 12
2:27 AM — Texas Governor Rick Perry has voiced his distaste at Madonna's recent appearance at the GLAAD Awards, which she attended dressed as a boy scout, and spoke out against the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members.
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.
19th March 2013
US: Carly Rae Jepsen to headline at California gay festival 1
1:16 PM — After cancelling her performance at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboee because of the organisation's ban on gay members volunteers and staff, Carly Rae Jepsen has signed up to headline at a gay dance festival in California.
18th March 2013
US: Poll by anti-gay Christian group shows widespread support for gay rights 10
1:55 PM — A new poll by an anti-LGBT rights Christian campaign group has found that a clear majority of Americans, particularly younger people, support gay rights.
15th March 2013
Video: Bill Gates: Boy Scouts should ‘absolutely’ lift its anti-gay ban ‘because it’s 2013′ 7
12:22 AM — Philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has said an interview that the Boy Scouts of America should "absolutely" lift its ban on gay volunteers, members and staff.
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.
7th March 2013
GLAAD commends Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of Boy Scouts jamboree
6:42 PM — Gay rights group the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has commended performers Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of performing at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboree because of the organisation's anti-gay policy.
Scouts Canada reaffirms inclusion of gay members and invites Carly Rae Jepsen to jamboree 3
1:44 AM — Scouting organisation Scouts Canada, has reaffirmed its inclusive policy for gay members, volunteers and staff, and invited Carly Rae Jepsen to perform at its jamboree, since she turned down the Boy Scouts of America's gig for its anti-gay policy.
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.
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.