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Thu May 30, 2013, 11:18 PM

California Senate votes to revoke Boy Scouts tax exempt status

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Source: Raw Story

The Boy Scouts of America would lose tax exempt privileges in California under a bill approved Thursday by the state’s Senate.

“While the Boy Scouts of America took a step in the right direction to include LGBT youth, the standing ban on LGBT adults is premised on absurd assumptions and stereotypes that perpetuate homophobia and ignorance,” California Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), who authored the Youth Equality Act of 2013, said in a statement.

“Equality doesn’t come with an expiration date and we shouldn’t allow discrimination to be subsidized; not in our state, not on our dime.”


The California Senate voted 27-9 to pass the bill, which would revoke the sales and corporate tax exemption for any youth group that discriminated against participants on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/30/california-senate-votes-to-revoke-boy-scouts-tax-exempt-status/

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Reply California Senate votes to revoke Boy Scouts tax exempt status (Original post)
kpete May 2013 OP
Anymouse May 2013 #1
marshall May 2013 #3
TheDebbieDee May 2013 #2
SoapBox May 2013 #5
alp227 May 2013 #4
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:20 PM

1. When I was in the Boy Scouts . . .

. . . I was found out as an atheist and thrown out.

Too bad the Calif. senate only moves to oppose one kind of discrimination.

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Response to Anymouse (Reply #1)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:30 PM

3. They should make it more clear that they are a Christian based organization

Unless the particular troop you are thinking of joining is aligned with some particular community church the average person would have no idea they were joining a religious based organization.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:23 PM

2. My two cents: There should be NO tax-exempt organizations........

 

Even churches should pay taxes.

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #2)

Fri May 31, 2013, 02:27 AM

5. Super ditto!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 01:22 AM

4. kpete this is actually old news because the bill passed on Wed not Thu

contrary to RS article, there's already a thread in GD about this citing a Sacramento Bee article that reports the Senate passed the bill on Wednesday: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022923696

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 03:28 AM

6. Locking, sorry, this is not breaking news, bill was passed on Wednesday.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022923696

Even as the Boy Scouts of America moves to allow gay youths to join its troops, the California Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would revoke the organization's nonprofit status because it does not permit the participation of openly gay adults.

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