Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
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Two bills that would negatively affect gay youth die in Calif. assembly committee
May 05, 2006
Two Republican-sponsored bills that would have adversely affected California gay youth died Wednesday in the state
assembly committee on
education. Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy of Monrovia saw his bill to limit and possibly prohibit discussions of LGBT
issues in public schools fail by a 3-7 margin.
Assemblyman Doug La Malfa of Richvale came close to passing his bill, which would have required parental permission
before students could be surveyed about sexual orientation ”where the survey's results would be used to design
appropriate health programs” but it failed on a 3-4 vote.
"All students should have the ability to learn about a wide variety of topics in schools and to contribute
to the discussion of issues that expand their knowledge and worldview," said Seth Kilbourn, political director
for Equality California, an advocacy group that opposed both bills. "Equality California will oppose any legislation
that seeks to censor or prohibit open dialogue and learning opportunities for our youth."