As Boy Scouts End Gay Membership Ban, Fight For Inclusion Continues
The Boy Scouts of America's longstanding ban on out gay scouts ends Jan. 1, ushering in a new era for some members like Pascal Tessier, who will be able to earn Eagle Scout level. Activists call the change a "step forward," and vow to keep fighting.
The Merck Foundation Suspends Funding To The Boy Scouts Of America
The corporation's giving arm will no longer fund the BSA as long as the organization continues its ban on gay Scouts and Scout leaders. "[W]e cannot continue to provide support to an organization with a policy that is contrary to one of our core beliefs."