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CA Supreme Court bars judges from Boy Scouts

In an unexpected exercise of judicial activism, the California Supreme Court has ruled judges must not participate in organizations that practice so-called “invidious” discrimination. It’s a judicial standard interpreted by the court to include the Boy Scouts of America because, although

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Boy Scouts and youth groups safe from CA lawmakers… for now

SACRAMENTO — A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of their tax exemption has been shelved… for now. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, decided Thursday to sideline his bill to eliminate the tax-exempt status of nonprofit youth groups that do

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SB 323 would yank Boy Scouts’ tax exemption

A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of their tax exemption if the organization refused to lift its ban on homosexual scoutmasters is the first of its kind in the country. The “Youth Equality Bill” is SB323 by Sen. Ricardo Lara,

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CA senator seeks to coerce Boy Scouts, other nonprofits

July 9, 2013 By Katy Grimes Government should not be in the business of dictating the policies and religious convictions of private groups and charities. But that is exactly what one California lawmaker is attempting. Senate Bill 323 by Sen.

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CA lawmaker: Use tax code to punish unpopular views

April 10, 2013 By Chris Reed As a libertarian who supports gay marriage, I’m not a social conservative cultural warrior. That said, I still think there’s something extremely troubling about government power being used to punish those whose views are

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Despicable politics against Boy Scouts

May 8, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Boy Scouts of America are under attack again, and this time, at the state Capitol. The Boy Scouts have been under attack for many years by homosexual special interest groups–apparently being a volunteer “boy”

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