Boy Scouts to Accept Gays

Boy Scouts to Accept Gays

Boy Scouts to Accept Gays

Friday, the Boy Scouts of America decided to lift their ban on gay scouts, but not scout leaders.

If the resolution is approved in a nationwide vote in May, “no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,” Deron Smith, the organization’s spokesman, told Reuters.

Religious groups immediately approve the decision, saying, “a change in the membership policy specific to youth only would be consistent with the religious beliefs of the BSA’s major chartered organizations.”

LBGT groups protested, they wanted scout leaders included in change in policy.

The proposal will be voted on in May.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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