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Boy Scouts of America are considering ending their national ban on gay members and leaders

Let’s hope this comes to pass: The Boy Scouts of America is considering ending its controversial ban on gay members and leaders only seven months after reiterating its anti-gay stance.

The national leadership of the scouts is in the final stages of policy change that, if approved by its national board, would allow openly gay people to participate in scouting.

If approved, the official policy change could be announced as early as next week.

But the end of the national restriction regarding sexual orientation would not put an end to the ban on gays completely. Local chapters would still have the ability to not allow gay scouts or leaders.

Not perfect but a step in the right direction and kudos to all of those activists who have been keeping the BSA’s feet to the fire on this issue and kudos to the company’s who stopped their donations because of the anti-gay policy.

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