Reuters: Boy Scouts of America To End Ban On Gays

In a Friday news dump, and a day where attention is focused elsewhere, a spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) told Reuters the organization will soon end it’s ban on gays. But nothing is official at the moment. The BSA board members must vote to approve the change.

U.S. Boy Scouts set to end ban on gay members : spokesperson

If the vote is approved, “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.

Smith noted that the decision drew from three months of research, surveys and discussions and was “among the most complex and challenging issues facing the BSA and society today.”

Not really. In 2013, this issue is neither complex nor challenging. Instead I call it something else — bigotry. But I applaud the organization for eventually (well, hopefully) getting it right.

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  • Krys

    I wonder how many more years it’ll be before they drop their religious requirements for membership?

    • Probably too much to ask for. And apparently the end to the gay ban is only for BSA members (scouts), not leadership (scoutmasters, etc).