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Boy Scouts of America: Five reasons we’ve won the battle (but not the war)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Boy Scouts Gays
What instigated this sea change? Here are five key ingredients that helped lift the BSA ban. ...

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It’s Official: Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

Monday, July 27, 2015
The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. ...

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Philadelphia boy scout council affirms policy allowing gay adult leaders

Friday, June 19, 2015
The Cradle of Liberty Council vote Friday bans discrimination based on sexual orientation for scouts, leaders and employees. ...

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Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults no longer sustainable

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as ...

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Hagel could have ended the military’s transgender exclusion

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure is a setback to the effort to end the military exclusion of transgender service personnel. ...

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Holder: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay adults ‘perpetuates worst kind of stereotypes’

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday took aim at the Boy Scouts of America, saying it's refusal to allow gay and lesbian adults to serve as scout leaders "perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes." In remarks at an event ...

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Gates: Would have allowed gay Scout leaders, refuses to change policy now

Friday, May 23, 2014
Robert Gates
DALLAS — Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization — a step further than the Scouts ultimately took — ...

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Boy Scouts formally confirm Robert Gates as its new president

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Robert Gates
DALLAS -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was confirmed Thursday as the Boy Scouts of America's new president, taking over one of the nation's largest youth organizations as it fights a membership decline and debates its policy toward gays. ...

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Boy Scouts names former Defense Secretary Robert Gates president

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Robert Gates
DALLAS -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will serve as the next president of the Boy Scouts of America, taking the helm of a national executive board that remains tangled in controversy over the organization's policies toward gays, BSA ...

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Gates: New Pentagon chief will certify repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Robert Gates (left) and Leon Panetta
Retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said that repeal of "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" will be certified as early as late July. ...

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