Boy Scouts of America Voted to End Ban on Openly Gay Scout Leaders
It's a another win for the gay rights movement.
Faced with litigation, shrinking membership, and higher
acceptance of gay rights - The Boy Scouts of America voted on Monday to lift its ban on openly gay troop leaders.
This also includes ending it's ban on gay
The vote came today at the request of the
groupís president, former defense secretary Robert Gates.
Gates said that the Boy Scouts of America are facing potential lawsuits by gay
adults who were shut out of positions. Gates also noted
that this issue has divided and distracted the organization for
far too long.
Still, LGBT advocacy groups have said the
change doesn't go far enough because there is still an exemption
for troops sponsored by religious organizations.
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