Bill Seeks to Punish Scouts for Gay Ban

Legislation aimed at pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members by stripping the organization of tax breaks in California has cleared its first vote. The Senate Governance and Finance Committee voted 5 to 2 Wednesday to refer the first-of-its-kind bill on to another committee for its review. The Youth Equality Act would deny tax-exempt status to nonprofit youth groups that discriminate on the basis of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality,...Full Story
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