The Boy Scouts of America may announce a change to its policy on gay scouts and leaders as early as next week.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America affirmed its ban on gay scouts and leaders in July of 2012.
A spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America has told USA Today that the organization may announce a change to its policy on gay scouts and leaders as early as next week. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The spokesperson said BSA would allow gay scouts and troop leaders, which is an about face for the organization. "The policy change under discussion would allow the religious, civic, or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address this issue," BSA spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement to USA Today. In July 2012, the Boy Scouts of America confirmed its ban of gays from the organization. The longtime ban, which was reaffirmed after a two-year review, banned gay boys …