A boy’s sexual orientation may soon be moot when he goes to join one national organization.
According to reports Thursday evening, the Boy Scouts of America voted to drop sexual orientation as one component of membership into the youth group. While the organization’s decision paved the way for openly gay boys to become Scouts, the group’s leadership stopped short of allowing gay Scout leaders.
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Not all Scout troops may be receptive to the change.
In previous discussions over the issue, BSA spokesman Deron Smith said that under the then-proposed change, the BSA would not dictate a position to the various units, members or parents—it would be entirely up to the relevant sponsor organization to make the call.
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