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Calif. bill that would penalize Boy Scouts’ tax exempt status shelved

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Ricardo Lara
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of America of its tax-exempt status in California because of the organization's refusal to allow gay troop leaders stalled Thursday in the Legislature after failing to garner enough votes to pass.

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Calif. Senate committee advances transgender student rights bill

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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SACRAMENTO -- A California Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require public schools to respect a transgender student’s gender identity in all school programs, activities, and facilities.

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California law would remove tax exempt status for anti-gay Boy Scouts

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ricardo Lara
A California state Senator on Tuesday introduced legislation that would remove the state's tax exempt status for any youth group -- including the Boy Scouts of America -- that bans members on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

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