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L.A. Boy Scout Leaders Are Discussing Allowing Gay Leaders And Scouts!

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Hopefully this happens!

Because seriously it's about time!

The word on the street is that the Boy Scouts of America should be going through with allowing gay members any day now.

But they won't be letting in gay leaders, which is NOT cool!

Fortunately, it sounds like some members of the organization are starting to see the light. In fact, one of the major councils in Southern California are proposing allowing gay scouts AND leaders!

Here's what the president of the LA council said:

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Boy Scouts Ending Ban On Gays!! But ONLY For Youth Members!!!

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It looks like all the disenfranchised scouts out there will finally get some resolution- specifically, one that finally makes the Boy Scouts of America open to gay members!

After three months of rigorous research and debate, the Scouts announced today that they are pushing forward a resolution banning discrimination for sexuality!

According to spokesman Deron Smith, the new rule states:

"No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone."

Yay! Progress!

But what took them so long?? Author and Boy Scouts historian Patrick Boyle said:

"This is a historic change for the Boy Scouts.

You have a more than hundred-year-old organization changing what it considered a fundamental belief just a decade ago. That says a lot about the Scouts and a lot about how far the gay rights movement has come in the United States."

The scouts aren't out of the woods yet, so to speak. They still have to vote to ratify the resolution in May.

Then they'll finally get their merit badge in tolerance!

UPDATE:

It seems the Boy Scouts have had to clarify their position since this morning's announcement.

We were so happy with their big step into the new millennium, we failed to notice that the new policy is only for YOUTH members- meaning the BSA still won't be allowing gay scout leaders or other openly homosexual adults, including parents, into their organization.

Rich Ferraro, Vice President of Communications at GLAAD, says:

"By refusing to consider an end to its ban on gay and lesbian parents, the Boy Scouts have missed an opportunity to exercise leadership and usher the organization back to relevancy."

Though this is a very big change in the Scouts' policy, we have to agree. It seems the Boy Scouts of America just aren't prepared to step completely into the future.

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UPS Undelivers Its Support For Boy Scouts Of America

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And the hits keep on coming for the Boy Scouts of America.

As the organization continues its sad and hurtful ban of gay boy scouts, UPS has become the latest sponsor to pull their funding.

The United Parcel Service will be adopting a non-discrimination policy which will disqualify the BSA from future funding.

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Public School Forces Pregnancy Tests, Kicks Out Moms!

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What do you have to do to get expelled from school these days? Get in a fight, vandalize the mascot, tape Larry Lester's buns together?

At the Delhi Charter School, the ultimate crime is apparently the miracle of life.

This PUBLIC high school in Louisiana is kicking out anyone who gets pregnant, and they don't care who knows it; it's right in their handbook!

Here's the actual wording of the policy:

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Pregnant Women Face Discrimination At Work

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Women with child are still facing discrimination at alarming rates.

It is reported that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission resolves 52,000 pregnancy cases.

The amount of money shelled because of that? $150.5 MILLION!

Pregnant women face firings, leave without pay, and being barred from some work. This is highlighted by a Texas federal judge ruling against a Houston mother who was fired for asking for a place to pump breast milk.

However, many employers state that the laws are murky and hard to follow. Witnesses said to a EEOC panel that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act all overlap and leave gray areas.

The EEOC plans on releasing a four year strategic plan to help clarify laws and fight discrimination.

We need our women in the workforce to have equal rights!

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