(Associated Press) The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would use California's tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boy Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members.
The bill would make the organization ineligible for nonprofit tax breaks, despite its vote last week to accept openly gay scouts while blocking gays from becoming scout leaders.
Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens said that policy means gays can join the scouts only until they turn 18.
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"Equality does not have an expiration date," he said. "Discrimination should not be subsidized."