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Okla. Denies Pro-LGBT Licenses Plate Due to 'Sexual Nature'

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 24
The Oklahoma tax commission has rejected the request for a personalized license plate that supports LGBT rights because of its "sexual connotation."

Boy Scouts Ban Openly Gay Troop Leader

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
Officials from the Boy Scouts of America acted on their controversial policy Monday and announced they have fired an openly gay leader of a Washington state-based troop after he "deliberately injected" his sexuality into scouting.

Drafting ENDA’s Battle Plan in the House

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Nov 8
Boehner’s opposition is indicative of the uphill battle advocates have always known they would face on ENDA in the House with its current composition.

Boy Scouts Council Loses Funding Due to Gay Ban

NATIONAL | By Bruce Schreiner | Oct 24
A United Way chapter in central Kentucky has cut off funding to a Boy Scouts council due to the national scouting organization’s ban on gay Scout leaders.

Lawsuits Against Richland Florist May Combine

LOCAL | Oct 7
A Benton County Superior Court judge is expected to decide this week whether to combine two lawsuits against the Richland flower shop owner who refused service for a same-sex wedding.

AL College Republican’s Remarks on Gay Marriage Upsets Older GOP Members

LOCAL | Aug 23
A college Republican leader has upset some older Republicans in Alabama by supporting gay marriage.

Scouting Leaders Focused on Jamboree, Not Gay Vote

NATIONAL | By John Raby | Jul 15
Two months after a vote that accepted openly gay boys as Scouts, officials for the Boy Scouts of America say they’ve put the issue aside and are focused on their 10-day national Jamboree.

2 Boy Scout Leaders Could Lose Membership For Utah Pride Support

PRIDE | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 17
Two Utah Boy Scout leaders may lose their memberships after marching in the state’s Gay Pride Parade.

Caterpillar Drops Boy Scout Support Over Gay Ban

Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts says Thursday that the Caterpillar Foundation made the decision while reviewing the groups it supports.

Southern Baptists Expected to Address Scouting

The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to take a stand against the Boy Scouts of America’s acceptance of gay members at the denomination’s annual meeting in Houston this week.

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