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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

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.

February 20, 2013

California Lawmaker Seeks to End Boy Scouts’ Tax Exemption

February 20, 2013, 10:42 am

A proposed California measure would revoke tax-exempt status from the Boy Scouts and other youth groups that bar gay participants, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

The measure, proposed by a Democratic state senator on Tuesday, would affect state benefits that groups get from tax exemption, but it is the Internal Revenue Service at the federal level that governs key parts of the operations of nonprofit groups.

February 20, 2013

Boy Scouts Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status in California Because of Gay Ban

A new bill (SB 323) proposed by openly gay California state senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would strip the Boy Scouts' tax exempt status for discriminating against members and leaders on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, LGBT POV reports:

February 19, 2013

Boy Scouts could lose tax break for gay ban
Wyatt Buchanan
Updated 11:21 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sacramento --

California would strip the tax-exempt status from youth organizations like the Boy Scouts if they have policies that bar gay people from participating, under a bill introduced at the Capitol Tuesday.

February 19, 2013

CA Sen. Ricardo Lara and EQCA Take on the Boy Scouts
by Karen Ocamb on February 19, 2013

(Openly gay California State Sen. Ricardo Lara at EQCA event August 2012. Photo by Karen Ocamb)