Boy Scouts Remove Ban On Openly Gay Leaders
The Boy Scouts of America has voted to lift a blanket ban on gay leaders, but individual groups can still bar gay adults from serving.By Matt Picht | July 26, 2015
In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America voted to expand its membership to gay and lesbian youths. Now, it's about to do the same thing for adults.
The group's National Council is set to approve a resolution lifting the ban on openly gay adults working in leadership positions like counselors or den leaders. The new measures will also bar discrimination based on sexual orientation for all paying positions within the organization.
"We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it would be. The status quo in our movement's membership standards cannot be sustained," BSA president Robert Gates said.