Boy Scouts Of America May Lift Longstanding Ban On Gay Members, Leaders

Category: Society / Jan 29, 2013 11:47AM EDT
Boy Scouts of America may soon lift their ban on gay members and leaders. The organization will begin discussing whether or not to end the longstanding ban and decide if they should allow local organizations to make up their own policy. The 103-year old organization has remained firm on their anti-gay policy over the years despite strong opposition from gay rights groups and some parents. The Boy Scouts of America, which had more than 2.6 million youth members and more than 1 million adult members at the end of 2012, made headlines in 2000 for winning a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, 5-4, allowing the organization to ban gays. But the organization may reverse its policy as soon as next week. (Video Source: Reuters)