A long battle could be resolved today as the Boy Scouts of America will vote on whether to permit gay Scouts to join the organization.The compromise plan was announced April 19: it would no longer deny membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation but would maintain its ban on openly gay adult leaders.
The organization’s executive committee made the proposal, which is expected to be presented to the Boy Scouts’ voting members at today’s meeting in Dallas. If the policy is approved, it will take effect January 1.
“If approved, the resolution would mean that ‘no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.’ The BSA will maintain the current membership policy for all adults,” Boy Scouts public relations director Deron Smith told CNN.
I blogged a couple weeks ago my opinion of the compromise. Let me hear from you. Vote below on what action you support from the Boy Scouts.