The Boy Scouts of America is seriously considering ending its decades-long ban on allowing gay members and leaders, a policy which has brought a lot of controversy in recent years, NBC News reports. The policy change now under consideration would remove the ban at the national level but allow local chapters to decide weather to continue to ban gay scouts.
If adopted by the organization’s board of directors, it would represent a profound change on an issue that has been highly controversial -- one that even went to the US Supreme Court. The new policy, now under discussion, would eliminate the ban from the national organization’s rules, leaving local sponsoring organizations free to decide for themselves whether to admit gay scouts.
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