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February 22, 2013

Calif. Boy Scouts' Tax-Exempt Status Threatened by New Bill, Petition

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By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter
February 22, 2013|4:24 pm
A California-based progressive organization has launched an online petition effort in support of a bill that would strip the California chapter of the Boy Scouts of America of their tax exempt status.

February 22, 2013

Boy Scouts' Tax-Exempt Status Challenged Via Petition by Straight, Former-Scout Californian
By Matt Coker Fri., Feb. 22 2013 at 4:00 PM

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This week's Hey, You!--which surely you read before landing on this drivel--brings up an interesting take on buying goodies from the Girl Scouts as opposed to the Boy Scouts.

The hits keep coming: there's now a campaign to end tax-exempt status in California for youth groups that discriminated based on sexual orientation, including the Boy Scouts of America.

February 22, 2013

California lawmaker hopes tax bill will break Boy Scouts
Angela Wu

Posted: Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:18 PM   

A new bill in the California legislature could take away tax exemptions for youth groups that ban members or leaders based on gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.

February 22, 2013

Straight Former Boy Scout Starts Petition Supporting LGBT Youth
By Erin Sherbert Fri., Feb. 22 2013 at 8:30 AM
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Categories: LGBT, Occupy Bay Area, Politics

Eddie Kurtz, a straight former Boy Scout, has started a petition urging the California Legislature to pass Senate Bill 323, which would end tax breaks for youth groups that discriminate against gays, including the Boy Scouts of America.

February 21, 2013

No Gays In Boy Scouts? No Tax Exemption Either
Robert W. Wood, Contributor
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2/21/2013 @ 10:58PM |804 views

‘Be prepared’ says a scouting motto, but perhaps no tax exempt organization is ever really prepared to lose its tax exemption. Tax exemption is a powerful tool, as the Boy Scouts of America are about to find out. Tax exemption comes in many varieties, from churches and public charities like the American Red Cross, to various forms of social and fraternal organizations.

February 21, 2013

Tax Break For Boy Scouts Who Don't Discriminate

A proposed California law would end tax breaks for groups that discriminate against LGBT people.
By Chris Roberts

The Boy Scouts should stop discriminating against gays -- if they want to save money on their taxes.

Senate Bill 323 would end tax breaks for youth groups that discriminate against gays, and a campaign in support of the bill is being led by an ex-Scout who describes himself as a "straight ally," according to SF Weekly.

February 21, 2013

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Bill Aims To End Tax-Exempt Status Of Anti-Gay Youth Groups, Including Boy Scouts
By Carlos Santoscoy
Published: February 21, 2013

California State Senator Richard Lara on Tuesday introduced a bill which would remove a state tax exemption for any youth group that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Lara stated in a press release that the bill was a response to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

February 21, 2013

Bill targeting Boy Scouts' tax exempt status draws criticism

Darrell Byers/Reuters file

Scouts attend a prayer vigil at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas, on Feb. 6, 2013, while a decision to change the membership policy banning gays was being deliberated. The BSA decided to postpone that decision until May.
By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News

February 21, 2013

LGBTQ Nation:
California law would remove tax exempt status for anti-gay Boy Scouts
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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.

February 21, 2013

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US: California lawmaker introduces bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts
by Joseph Patrick McCormick
21 February 2013, 1:57pm

The new bill would remove the tax exempt status from the BSA for its anti-gay policy (Image: Facebook)The new bill would remove the tax exempt status from the BSA for its anti-gay policy (Image: Facebook)