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Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio, hugs Pascal Tessier, of Kensington, Maryland. (Photo by Stewart House/Getty Images)

Gay Eagle Scout From Md. Asks Amazon to Stop Donations to BSA

A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com’s headquarters urging the company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America.

05/22/2014

Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio, hugs Pascal Tessier, of Kensington, Maryland. (Photo by Stewart House/Getty Images)

Md. Teen Achieves Eagle Scout Milestone, Likely 1st Openly Gay Member To Do So

Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America.

02/11/2014

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Boy Scouts Open Ranks to Gay Youth on Jan. 1

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.

12/29/2013

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Lockheed Martin Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Gay Ban

Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization’s ban on gays serving as adult leaders.

12/19/2013

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Boy Scouts Jamboree Prohibits Morbidly Obese Participants

This year’s Boy Scouts of America’s national Jamboree is being billed as the most physically demanding in its history: There’s rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting and biking. And Scouts will go about the sprawling, hilly landscape the old-fashioned way — on foot.

07/19/2013

File photo of the Boy Scouts of America national jamboree. (credit: Jayme Pastoric/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Girls To Participate In Boy Scouts’ National Jamboree

Make room, guys. The girls are coming to the Boy Scouts of America’s national jamboree.

07/01/2013

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Boy Scouts Approve Plan to Accept Openly Gay Boys

The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

05/23/2013

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Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban

Under pressure over its longstanding ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.

04/19/2013

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Carly Rae Jepsen & Train Stand Up For Gays, Cancel Boy Scout Show

First it was Train and now Carly Rae Jepsen is standing up to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s anti-gay policy by dropping out of the association’s 2013 National Scout Jamboree.

03/05/2013

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Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Admitting Gays

The Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board has delayed a decision on whether to lift its longstanding ban on gay scouts and leaders.

02/06/2013

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