Thursday’s decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay Scouts into its membership has raised questions about how the organizations that support Boy Scout troops at the state and local level will respond.
More than 60 percent of the BSA’s National Council members voted Thursday to lift the ban on gay Scouts by supporting a proposal drafted by the organization’s executive committee. The new policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, will not remove the ban on gay adults who want to be Scout leaders.
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