The Boy Scouts of America BSA , one of the largest private youth organizations in the United States, has policies which prohibit those who are not willing to subscribe to the BSA's Declaration of Religious Principle, which is usually interpreted as banning atheists ,  and, until January , prohibited all "known or avowed homosexuals ", from membership in its Scouting program. The BSA had contended that its policies were essential in its mission to instill in young people the values of the Scout Promise , or Oath, and Scout Law. The organization's legal right to have these policies was upheld by the United States Supreme Court. In Boy Scouts of America v. Dale , the Supreme Court of the United States has affirmed that as a private organization, the BSA can set its own membership standards. The BSA's policies have been legally challenged but have not been found to constitute illegal discrimination because as a private organization in the United States, the BSA has the right to freedom of association ,  as determined in the court case.
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Members of Congress are set to vote on the Equality Act on Thursday in a monumental decision that could expand the rights of LGBTQ Americans by amending the Civil Rights Act—so that people cannot be discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The passing of such a bill could have a profound effect on approximately 9 million Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. While the Equality Act will grant sweeping protections for the community, its most immediate effects include stronger tools for active litigation and inclusion in federally funded programs related to housing, healthcare and education. Branstetter noted that this type of immediate recourse will be important even after last summer's Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County , because challenges against sex discrimination will not be left up to a judge's interpretation of the law.
Navy before working at a Wall Street investment firm. After moving to San Francisco in the early s, Milk established himself as a leading political activist for the gay community. Milk was murdered in November by a former colleague, Dan White. Milk realized he was gay at an early age, and reportedly was indulging his desires with illicit trysts by his early teens.
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Although similar concepts can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods, the term crowdfunding refers to Internet -mediated registries. Crowdfunding has been used to fund a wide range of for-profit, entrepreneurial ventures such as artistic and creative projects, medical expenses, travel, and community-oriented social entrepreneurship projects. Crowdfunding has a long history with several roots. Books have been crowdfunded for centuries: authors and publishers would advertise book projects in praenumeration or subscription schemes.