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Scouts of America should leave intact its ban on gay volunteers members and staff, saying that a policy similar to the repealed ban on openly gay people serving int he military would be appropriate.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.
8th February 2013
Ellen DeGeneres criticises Boy Scouts of America for stalling on removing anti-gay ban 4
6:28 PM — Ellen DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to urge the Boy Scouts of America to change its anti-gay policy.
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".
US: Debate heats up as Boy Scouts expected to give decision on gay ban today 1
4:00 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is expected to give a decision today on a vote by its board on whether to drop its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
Video: Christian TV host says Scouts lifting gay ban will allow ‘predators and paedophiles’ 13
1:06 PM — A Christian television host has questioned whether "predators and paedophiles" would be allowed to be Scout Masters if the Boy Scouts were to lift its ban on openly gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
5th February 2013
Head of Christian law firm: ‘Satan is bullying the Boy Scouts into including gay members’ 37
12:59 PM — The head of a Christian legal firm in the US has said that the reason that the Boy Scouts of America may make moves towards dropping its ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff is "spiritual pressure" from Satan.
Boy Scouts of America receive 1.4 million signatures pushing for end to anti-gay policy 1
11:44 AM — A rally delivered a petition with 1.4 million signatures pushing for the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff, on Monday.
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".