Will Boy Scouts of America End Its Ban on Openly Gay Youth?

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Will Boy Scouts of America End Its Ban on Openly Gay Youth?

May 23, 2013 Updated May 23, 2013 at 2:44 PM EDT

A big day of decision for the Boy Scouts of America

The youth organization's national council is voting today whether to end its ban on the participation of openly gay youth in its program.

On its website, under the header of Boy Scouts of America Membership Standards Review, the organization writes:

The Boy Scouts of America National Executive Committee is asking its approximately 1,400 voting members to consider a proposed resolution that would remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone and would maintain the current membership policy for all adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of America.

The resolution also reinforces that Scouting is a youth program and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting.

Look back at last month's in-depth discussion of the Boy Scouts of America's Membership Standards Resolution to learn more about the topic.



 What the media is saying

Dallas Morning News: Tension mounts as Boy Scout delegates prepare to take historic vote on gay Scouts

Reuters: Boy Scouts of America set to vote on gay youth ban

Time: Inside the Boy Scout Battle to Repeal the Gay Ban

The Christian Science Monitor: Boy Scouts' historic vote on gays; lobbying right up to the end

Time: Boy Scouts of America Has A Lot To Learn From the Girl Scouts

Huffington Post: Scout's Honor? What Congress Could Learn From the BSA


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