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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
Staff Reports

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

Pink News. Europe’s Largest Pink News Service
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)

February 20, 2013

Ban on Gays Could Cost Boy Scouts Tax Exemptions
Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:14 PM PST Updated: Feb 20, 2013 11:20 PM PST
By Chaas Toborg - email
 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - It looks like the Boy Scouts of America could be in for more fallout in the controversy over openly gay scouts.

There's a new proposed law that would prevent youth groups from receiving government tax exemptions if that group discriminates based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

February 20, 2013

Lara Seeks to Remove Tax Exemptions for Youth Groups that Discriminate Against Gays

    By Greggory Moore
     | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:49

In July 2012 the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) reaffirmed its longtime policy to deny membership "to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals." Now State Senator Ricardo Lara believes it's time to deny the Boy Scouts its tax-exempt status.

February 20, 2013

Boy Scouts May Lose Tax-Exemption Over Anti-Gay Policy
February 20th, 2013
Joseph Pedro

February 20, 2013

Queerty
SCOUT'S DISHONOR
New Bill Seeks To Strip CA Boy Scouts Of Tax-Exempt Status

boyscouts90A new measure introduced in the California Senate would drop the tax-exempt status for the Boy Scouts and other organizations that ban LGBT members.

February 20, 2013

CBS Bay Area
California Bill Would Remove Tax Break For Boy Scouts Over Gay Exclusions
February 20, 2013 1:01 PM

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow California to strip the tax exempt status from youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, if they have policies that exclude gay members.

February 20, 2013

California Bill Could Make Boy Scouts Lose Tax Break for Gay Ban
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:38 Written by Sergio N. Candido

A California senator has introduced a bill that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the nondiscrimination policies of tax-exempt youth groups, something which could particularly affect the anti-gay Boy Scouts of America.