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.
12th February 2013
Indiana: Homophobic students and parents seek to ban gay classmates from attending prom 24
12:42 PM — A school in the US state of Indiana is in the spotlight after some students and parents urged for gay people to be banned from attending a prom.
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.
7th February 2013
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.
5th February 2013
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.
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.
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.
25th July 2011
Obama signs certification to end military gay ban 33
10:40 AM — On Friday, President Obama and two military leaders signed a certification declaring that lifting the ban on openly gay troops will not harm the military. This means that the ban. known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell, will officially end in mid-September, allowing gay and lesbian troops to finally be open about their sexual orientation.
14th June 2011
US defence secretary says progress on gay ban could come this month 14
3:10 PM — US defence secretary Robert Gates says he sees no bar to repealing the military gay ban and could endorse the change at the end of this month. Speaking to Associated Press, Mr Gates said he will back progress if the chiefs of the military recommend moving forward at the end of this month.
12th May 2011
US House panel attempts to delay lifting of military gay ban 18
2:00 PM — A US House panel has approved a defence bill which contains a clause to delay the lifting of the ban on openly gay soldiers. The House Armed Services Committee voted 33-27 to approve an amendment requiring the chiefs of all four military services to certify that the change won't hurt military readiness, AP reports.
21st April 2011
Updated: Lesbian couple sue Brighton hotel 215
3:48 PM — A lesbian couple claim that a hotel manager in Brighton barred them from staying in a room together because they are lesbians. Rebecca Nash and Hope Stubbings, from Andover, claim that the manager of the Brunswick Square Hotel called them "rejects" when they complained.
22nd February 2010
Openly gay soldiers ‘won’t cause disruption’ 4
3:24 PM — A new study of militaries around the world has found that changing policy to allow gay soldiers to serve does not cause disruption. Opponents to lifting the US ban argue that it will affect recruitment and morale.