Thursday, April 11

California threatens Boy Scouts' tax-exempt status over anti-gay discrimination

Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) introduced a bill, which has been approved by the California State Senate Governance and Finance Committee, that would revoke the tax exemption for any youth group that discriminates against members on the basis of sexual orientation. This bill obviously has the Boy Scouts in its sights.
Statement from Sen. Lara: "Today's vote puts California one step closer in bringing full equality to LGBT youth throughout the state. With its passage and growing list of supporters and co-authors, we will end this outdated practice of discrimination and exclusion."
California moves towards revoking Boy Scouts tax exempt status over gay ban