Lifting the Ban on Gay Scout Leaders


PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons
PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

The Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay Scout leaders, trailing the legalization of gay marriage. With the new policy, Scout groups are allowed to choose leaders whose beliefs line up with their own, which still allows for prejudice against gay people within the organization. Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout and executive director of Scouts for Equality, told the Guardian, “It is not a victory but it certainly is progress.”

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